"When considering the level of [distributed generation] penetration at the newly defined [net energy metering] cap, these costs can be significant," PG&E said. "Recent and ongoing industry studies indicate that clustered [distributed generation] can increase integration costs."
PG&E said it supported the CPUC study not looking at societal benefits of net metering because "[i]nclusion of societal benefits which have no relationship to rates would inappropriately underestimate the rate impact."
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