12 Jan '18, 4pm

Clean Energy News: Vote Solar To Appeal Massachusetts Rate Decision - Solar Industry

Vote Solar has announced it will challenge the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) recent ruling to raise rates and impose new demand charges for customers in the Eversource utility territory. The nonprofit advocacy group’s decision to appeal the ruling in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court comes shortly after the Solar Energy Industries Association and Northeast Clean Energy Council denounced the DPU order and called it a “huge step backwards ” for solar in the state. Vote Solar, represented by Earthjustice, says it is appealing the Jan. 5 DPU order that forces residential solar customers to pay additional charges, which could range anywhere from $4,400 to $9,400 over the life of the solar system, depending on the customer. Vote Solar claims this outcome was not justified by evidence in the rate case and will have a harmful impact on Massachusetts energy...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/vote-solar-appeal-massachuse...

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