What started as legislative bills to address the net metering cap has turned into proposed legislation which does address the net metering cap but also eliminates the current MA solar incentive program. The timing of this compromised proposed legislation is occurring at a rapid speed (see dates below).
We are spearheading the group MA Advocates for Solar Growth. To view our position and help us present a unified voice, click on this link, and sign the letter by 8:00am Wednesday June 18th. We will submit this letter with all of the signatures to the Joint Committee on Telecommunications Utilities and Energy, House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.
Public notification timeline of the proposed legislation
Friday June 6th – Late in the afternoon: an email was sent to a small, select group to attend an open meeting on 6/11 to learn of the proposed Legislative Proposal for Net Metering and New Solar Incentive Program.
Wednesday June 11th – Due to the power of the internet, the email was circulated and this meeting had over 200 attendees. Six participants actively involved in proposing legislation to totally overhaul the solar incentive program rolled out their proposed plan. The reason this committee was initially formed was due to the very real need to address the net metering limits. As a by-product and to reach a compromise, the VERY successful SREC program will be eliminated if this bill is promulgated.
Friday, June 13th – The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy voted to adopt their proposal (currently H.3901/S.2019) and was also favorably submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Wednesday June 18th – The bill could be voted on as early as this Wednesday.
Thursday July 31st – The last day of the current legislative session. The net metering must be addressed. Eliminating the current solar incentive program must NOT be included.
Let’s stand united. Sign this letter and let your voice be heard. Please forward this email to others that are advocates for continuing solar growth in MA. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me.
Knollwood Energy of MA LLC