Electricity rates should be fair. As a 3-megawatt-hour producer of solar energy annually, I'm happy to pay my share (and already pay $8 monthly service charges). To determine fair, we need to look at all costs and benefits, not just RMP's.
Solar benefit No. 1: RMP ratepayers did not build nor have to maintain or insure my system.
Solar benefit No. 2: Solar produces 40 percent of its energy production during peak demand hours, energy that RMP doesn't have to buy at increased rates and can sell at increased rates to California. When I produce more energy annually than I consume, I subsidize the grid. I get a credit, not a rebate, that vanishes every March.