Energy and Clean Technology Alert: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Proposes Rules under Green Communities Act


On March 6, 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued orders regarding net metering and long-term contracts to implement provisions of the Green Communities Act (GCA). The DPU has proposed new regulations on net metering and long-term contracts, and has opened an investigation designed to develop tariffs related to net metering. The DPU’s process will create important opportunities for renewable energy investors, suppliers and consumers to define how renewable energy will be regulated, including— significantly—net metering, contracts, and tariffs. This alert will summarize upcoming comment periods, hearings, and the regulatory stakeholder processes.

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