Win for solar owners with solar charges dropped
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has dropped the proposal to let power network companies charge solar owners for feeding their electricity to the grid in the face of community opposition. 
“It was an outrageous proposal to begin with and has been rightly taken off the table. 2,500 solar owners across Australia made it very clear to the AEMC that this was an unacceptable approach and they should not be charged for exporting their clean solar power to the grid,” said Shani Tager, Senior Solar Campaigner, Solar Citizens.
“This is a big win for the 1.7 million Australian households that have stumped up their own money to put solar on their roof and take back control of their power bills.
“Rooftop solar delivers clear benefits across the community and solar owners should not be charged for their clean, renewable power.
“The big power stations don’t have to pay to export the energy they generate to the grid and solar households shouldn’t have to pay either.
“This is the second time that the AEMC have tried to introduce similar charges and have been forced to back down in the face of opposition by solar owners.
For media inquiries: Shani Tager, 0432 050 809