Dear Solar Stakeholder,
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) would like to make two important announcements regarding our plans for 1) the next generation solar incentive program and 2) an orderly transition to the new program from the current SREC II program.
Final Proposal for Next Generation Incentive Program
DOER would like to invite stakeholders to attend a briefing on January 31, 2017 at which the final proposal for the design of the next generation incentive program will be presented to the public. This proposal will be used by DOER as the framework for the regulation to implement the program, which DOER plans to file in the coming weeks.
We thank all of the stakeholders who have participated over the last several months in working with DOER to develop a long-term, stable, and sustainable solar program as envisioned by An Act Relative to Solar Energy signed into law by Governor Baker in 2016. Our next program will enable the Commonwealth to continue the robust growth in solar development while doing so at a reasonable cost for ratepayers. This program is another step forward in accomplishing our mission to create a clean, affordable, resilient energy future for Massachusetts.
We will present the details of our next solar program at the following date and location:
Date: January 31, 2017
Location: Federal Reserve Building
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
As the Federal Reserve Building requires a list of all attendees in advance of the meeting, please fill out the following form to RSVP if you would like to attend:
If you plan on attending, please RSVP by 5:00PM, Friday, January 27, 2017.
SREC II Transition
As DOER continues to make significant progress towards finalizing the successor program, it has become clear that a gap will exist between it and SREC II, specifically with regards to the commercial solar market (i.e. projects larger than 25 kW DC). In light of this, and to ensure that there is an orderly transition between the two programs, DOER is developing interim measures to bridge any gap. More details on this process will be presented to stakeholders at the meeting on the 31st.
Director, Renewable and Alternative Energy Division
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources