Eversource will soon start charging customers for the privilege of soaking up some sun.
SEBANE’s Board President, Mark Sylvia and Vice-President and Policy Committee Chair, Nick d’Arbeloff joined Senator Edward Markey this morning at a Press Conference, to speak out against Trump’s recent decision to impose import tariffs on solar cells and modules. See Press Release below for details.
On Thursday, January 11, 2018 the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released the results of the SMART competitive procurement, setting base incentive rates for the new solar program which is anticipated to start in May or June of 2018.
Regarding the results, Sylvia commented that “SEBANE appreciates the straightforward, market-driven SMART competitive procurement process that resulted in a set of workable base incentive rates announced today by the Department of Energy Resources. Although we are still reviewing the results of the procurement and the associated base incentive rates, we are encouraged by what has been released and applaud the Department of Energy Resources, the Baker Administration and the utilities for a well-managed, fair process that was developed with stakeholder input.”
PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR FIRST MEMBER MEETING OF 2018 ON FEB 5, 5:15-7pm WEBSTER ROOM AT THE WESTIN WATERFRONT HOTEL. Mike Judge, Director of Renewable and Alternative Energy Development at DOER will be joining us for a Q&A on SMART. See the announcement on our main webpage for more details.
On Friday, January 5, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ issued an order to approve rate changes for Eversource Energy (DPU docket 17-05) despite strong opposition and intervention from the solar industry.
On October 3, SEBANE's Policy Committee Chair, Nick d’Arbeloff, testified alongside solar advocacy and industry supporters, before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy on importance of removing the current net metering caps and improving access for all sectors of the Massachusetts solar market.