Mass. Lawmakers Set Storage Target, Raise RPS, Overturn Rooftop Solar Demand Charge

By [email protected] The Massachusetts legislature passed a compromise energy bill Tuesday evening with several wins for the clean energy industry.

The bill raises the renewable portfolio standard, such that the state’s renewable energy supply will need to increase by 2 percent annually from 2020 through 2029, before reverting back to 1 percent. The language also authorizes the study of an additional 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind.

In a rare move, lawmakers stepped in to overturn a demand charge for residential solar customers that utility Eversource had gotten approved by regulators. The bill also imposed a minimum share of clean energy required to serve peak

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