This website is a great convenience, but a letter from you on your own paper with a wet signature carries a lot more weight than a form letter sent on your behalf. So we appreciate you taking the extra time, effort, and using your own stamp to write a letter regarding case number 44941.
Below are some “talking points” if you would like to use them or if you need some ideas. But first, some rules:
YOU MUST PUT THE CASE NUMBER ON THE ENVELOPE AND ON THE LETTER.
That’s really the only rule, without a case number the PUC isn’t required to enter your letter into the filings. The case number is 44941.
Mail to this address (please copy and paste this exactly):
Reference Case: 44941
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Attn: Filing Clerk
1701 N Congress Avenue
Austin TX 78711-3326
Your letter should salutate “Dear Commissioner” or “To the Public Utility Commission of Texas” or something similar.
YOU MUST REFERENCE THE CASE NUMBER ON THE LETTER! The case number is 44941.
A huge thanks in advance for sending your letter. It would be fantastic if you could tell us about it here.
And please continue the good work by telling a friend about this website so they can also send a letter. Together we can keep solar viable in El Paso.
If you need a little help starting your own letter, here are some talking points you can consider:
- Conventional electric generation requires water – lots of water. El Paso Electric uses BILLIONS (yep, that’s Billions with a “B”) of gallons of water each year. With the exception of the occasional washing solar uses ZERO water. Water is life, can the city of El Paso continue to waste water creating electricity when homeowners could be creating their own electricity with virtually no water useage?
- Solar creates jobs. If EPEC’s proposed partial rate class (the “solar tax”) becomes reality, about a hundred El Pasoans currently working in the solar industry could lose their jobs. However,if the proposed solar tax is struck down by the PUC, then hundreds and hundreds of new jobs will be created right here in El Paso as solar grows and thrives.
- Due to our latitude and altitude, El Paso is one of the best areas in the country for solar power production from rooftop solar panels.
- As recently as 2014 EPEC was offering rebates to people who installed a rooftop solar system, so obviously there was a benefit to the company. But now EPEC wants to ignore those benefits and instead is trying to push people away from solar.
Just a few ideas and talking points. Make your letter interesting and personal and you will have have a winning combination. Thanks for your help!