Proposed net-metering ordinance at center of contention

Imperial Irrigation District has filed a civil lawsuit against the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in regard to an ordinance being considered that would establish new regulations and procedures for net-energy metering districts throughout the county. This would affect customers who have installed solar panels on their roofs, similar to the system seen here. Adobe Stock Photo

RIVERSIDE — The County of Riverside wants to force Imperial Irrigation District — through a proposed county ordinance — to provide additional incentives to electrical customers who have installed solar panels on their properties. IID officials, staunchly opposed against any measure that would undermine their authority to set their own rates, and stating it is already in compliance with established California State law, is fighting tooth and nail.

IID has filed a civil lawsuit against the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in regard to an ordinance being considered today that would establish new regulations and procedures for irrigation districts operating net-energy metering districts within its jurisdiction.

Staff Writer Chris McDaniel can be reached at cmcdaniel@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3440.

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