January 2017 General Meeting


The January 2017 General Meeting was held Wednesday, January 4 in the Community Hall at the Phinney Center in Seattle from 6-8pm.  Thanks to those who attended and presented on behalf of their companies and organizations. 

Meeting topic:

A discussion about the upcoming 2017 legislative session in Olympia and what that could mean for solar took place.  The meeting addressed HB 1048 which was filed by Rep. Jeff Morris (D-40) on December 23, 2016.  

Speakers included the following representatives from the following organizations/sectors:

  • Jeremy Smithson, Legislative Director, Solar Installers of Washington, who gave an overview of HB 1048. Click to view presentation file. (PDF).
  • Bonnie Frye Hemphill, Legislative Liaison, Solar Installers of Washington, who spoke on behalf of the #SolarSrong campaign. 
  • Joni Bosh, Senior Policy Associate, Northwest Energy Coalition, who said a few words about NWEC and provided thoughts about the upcoming session.
  • Bart Hansen; Clark Public Utilities, who provided his utility's perspective with respect to current solar policy in WA. 
  • Leslie Moynihan, Net Metering Program Manager, Puget Sound Energy, who provided an update from PSE. Click to view presentation file. (PDF).
  • Rose Feliciano, Government & Legislative Affairs Director, Seattle City Light, who said a few words about SCL's current program and gave thoughts about the 2017 session. 
  • Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-36th District) who also previewed the 2017 session.

Note: Due to technical issues we were regrettably unable to record and archive the audio from the meeting.

Solar Washington presents its General Meetings as an informative forum for industry personnel, homeowners and solar enthusiasts. Our meetings present an excellent opportunity to network with industry representatives as well as learn about current products, services and issues surrounding the solar industry in Washington State. Open to all solar enthusiasts though donations of $5 or other amounts from non-Solar Washington members and sponsors are welcome to offset the costs of holding the meeting. Consider becoming a member of Solar Washington today! Click for more information

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