10 Jan '18, 10pm

#Solar advocates call Massachusetts ruling a "huge step backwards"

#Solar advocates call Massachusetts ruling a "huge step backwards"

The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have expressed strong disappointment and serious concern with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) recent decision to approve rate changes for Eversource Energy. Both organizations say they believe these changes will present obstacles to customers seeking to make clean energy choices, including the installation of solar and adoption of storage, energy efficiency and potentially electric vehicles. As the groups explains, the new Monthly Minimum Reliability Contribution (MMRC) charge approved in the order will apply to new net energy metering (NEM) customers as of Dec. 31. It includes a higher customer charge and imposes demand charges on all NEM customers, including residential. According to the groups, this makes Massachusetts the first state commission to appro...

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