I was disappointed with the Tribune's oversimplification of Rocky Mountain Power's proposed rate increase on customers with rooftop solar.
The editorial (Feb. 1) glossed over the fact that RMP is quietly working on legislation to hinder solar energy in Utah. RMP's legislation shifts ratemaking authority away from the Public Service Commission (PSC), where experts evaluate proposed fees based on costs and benefits, and makes it political by mandating fees on solar customers.
The PSC's ratemaking authority is the only check-and-balance we have against RMP's monopoly. A policy change that gives more power to a monopoly is bad policy.