Public Hearings on SMART Program this July
From the MA DOER:
Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), acting under statutory authority of Section 11 Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2016 and Section 6 Chapter 25A of the General Laws, and in conformance with Chapter 30A of the General Laws, is holding a public hearing on 225 CMR 20:00 Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. The SMART regulations establish a statewide solar incentive program to encourage the continued use and development of generating units that use solar photovoltaic technology by residential, commercial, governmental, and industrial electricity customers throughout the Commonwealth. Three public hearings will be conducted to receive verbal and written comments on the proposed regulations.
Location 1: Parenzo Hall, Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA
Date: July 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location 2: Science and Technology Center, Room 102, Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA
Date: July 10, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Location 3: Tower Auditorium, MassART, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Date: July 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Verbal and written testimony will be accepted at the hearings; however, parties are requested to provide written copies of their testimony. Written comments will be accepted beginning June 19, 2017 and ending at 5 pm on July 11, 2017. DOER requests that written comments be submitted as attached pdf files to emails addressed to DOER.SMART@state.ma.us, with the word SMART COMMENTS in the subject line. Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Kaitlin Kelly at the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114. Copies of the proposed regulations may be obtained from the DOER website.
Director, Renewable and Alternative Energy Development