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Rooftop solar program already generating customer interest
By Tracy Idell Hamilton on February 11, 2015
CPS Energy is pleased with the positive interest our proposed new rooftop solar program has already generated.
We hope to receive many proposals from companies interesting in partnering with us to bring solar to more of our customers. Meanwhile, we have already received many inquiries, from customers and our own employees, about how they might sign up.
Because we don’t yet know the parameters of the final program, it would be premature to create a sign up list. This program is the first of its kind, and it is a pilot – a test to see if a larger program would be successful.
Customer eligibility for the program will ultimately be determined by our chosen partner, based on a contract we approve. Once we have negotiated a contract, we will work together to make sure those who are eligible have a chance to be considered.
Developers have until March 6 to submit a proposal. After that, we will analyze the proposals and interview finalists. Once we identify the company and proposal we feel will have the best chance of success, we will negotiate a final contract. This could take several weeks.
At the appropriate time, we will work with our partner to publicize the details of the program and identify eligible customers.
A positive side effect of this early interest is that it may help us determine whether to expand the program. High interest is an indication that we could successfully expand the program and put solar on the rooftops of more customers.
We thank you for your patience and interest as we work through this process.