The reality Mike is the govt sucks people in and subsidies and the ole adage always applies sooner or later…there is NO FREE LUNCH.
The State of Hawaii was one of the first and the most to embrace free electricity from the sun aka solar power. It hit Hawaii P&L like a kneed to the groin, revenues PLUNGED, but worry not, as the govt won’t let that happen and those that had solar well they got hit with a new tax IIRC that captured the difference between what they now paid vs what they paid without solar.
This whole electric push by the govt, not by corp America, its the govt that wants us in electric, because it gives them the ultimate power over the consumer as you cannot turn to corp America and its capitalist competition model. If I don’t like gas/diesel prices at Shell, there is a Exxon across the street, a Wal Mart Murphy down the road and I can always ask Sri to tell me where is the cheapest diesel (WORKS, I do it often in my travels).
But wait there is more and its worse. Since the govt controls the P&L companies, the govt controls the rates and it can distribute the YOUR wealth thru billing. Those on the poor side of town get one rate and those on the wealthy side of town get another rate.
Not sure what is gonna happen to folks like me. I am on a rural co-op that is in a membership with several other co-ops to get better rates by buying large and buying excess electricity from across the SW. My electric bill for my 2400 sq ft home facing S runs about $110 a mo avg over a year.