FTC Workshop Will Examine Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in the Rooftop Solar Business #00205

Submission Number:
00205
Commenter:
Gabriel Sepulveda
Organization:
Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC)
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
FTC Workshop Will Examine Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in the Rooftop Solar Business

August 16, 2016 The Honorable Edith Ramirez The Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen Chairwoman Commissioner U.S. Federal Trade Commission U.S. Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 Washington, DC 20580 The Honorable Terrell McSweeny Commissioner U.S. Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 Re: Solar Electricity Project No. P161200 Dear Chairwoman and Commissioners: The Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) is a national non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of the elected Latino officials serving as the chairs and vice chairs of their respective state Hispanic Legislative Caucuses from across the country as well as other Latino members serving in leadership positions. The BHCC’s goal is to assist in the coordination of public policy issues common to the Latino community and to the nation as a whole. BHCC supports the development of clean energy sources, including solar and wind power, while encouraging policymakers to ensure that pricing structures are fair and equitable for all customers, especially those in low-income and underserved communities. We respectfully submit attachments to help guide the Commission during this process regarding competition and consumer protection issues that may arise with solar distributed generation. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments to issues that affect our constituency. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Co-Executive Director / Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Gabriel G. Sepulveda at Gabriel@bohcc.com or (512) 275-1905. Sincerely, Hon. Rene Garcia State Senator, Florida Chair Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs