Senator Rodriguez's office issued this press release:
Stop EPE from limiting our ability to go solar
WHAT: Solar advocates and concerned Texans will rally in front of El Paso City Hall as they provide public comment in opposition of El Paso Electric (EPE) anti-solar proposal. The special El Paso City Council meeting on December 2nd is being held in response to public pressure against EPE’s proposed rate increases and discriminatory tax on solar customers. The El Paso City Council will take public testimony beginning at 9 a.m. on December 2. The Council is expected to weigh in on the rate case at their December 8th meeting.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 2nd
Rally: 8:30 am
Public Hearing: 9:00 am
WHERE: El Paso City Hall
300 N. Campbell St, El Paso, TX 79901
Background: EPE’s proposal will impede the ability of its customers to go solar and exercise energy choice. The high demand charges, part of three charges included in the proposal would undermine the investments of middle class Texas families, churches and schools that desire to control ever increasing utility charges.
Also be sure to check out ecoelpaso.org for more information and to take action.