Tagged Net Metering

Green Lantern Solar completes 150-kW Vermont solar project

By Billy Ludt Renewable energy company Green Lantern Solar has completed the construction of a 150-kW solar array in Bristol, Vermont. Bristol will be the off-taker of net metering credits generated by this array, providing a direct benefit to the town’s bottom line by reducing its electricity bills. “The Bristol South project is a great…

New York PSC extends net metering for solar customers through January 2022 The extension was made to mitigate the harmful impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry.

By Kelsey Misbrener Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022….

FERC dismisses petition to federalize solar net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today dismissed a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country. Solar and clean energy advocates celebrated the dismissal. “As the leader of…

450 organizations sign letter asking FERC to reject federal net-metering petition

By Billy Ludt More than 450 environmental and energy-justice, faith and labor groups from more than 30 states urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the New England Ratepayers Association’s petition seeking federal jurisdiction over state solar policies. An April petition filed by the “ratepayers association” claims that retail net metering should be under…

Edison Electric Institute Declines to Support Petition Seeking Federal Overturn of Net Metering

By [email protected] The Edison Electric Institute has battled against solar net-metering policies for years. But on Thursday the primary industry group for U.S. investor-owned utilities confirmed that it is staying neutral on a controversial petition asking federal regulators to declare net metering illegal. On June 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will close comments on…

Encore Renewable Energy approved to install 5-MW solar array in Maine

By Billy Ludt Encore Renewable Energy received permitting approvals to begin construction on a 5-MW array on underutilized land in Oakland, Maine. Once completed, the new solar array will produce enough clean electricity to power nearly 10,000 Maine homes. Encore was selected by Competitive Energy Services (CES) of Portland, Maine to provide net metering credits…

Governor Northam signs Virginia Clean Economy Act The new law sets 100% renewable goals and expands solar net metering.

By Kelsey Misbrener Governor Ralph Northam is accelerating Virginia’s transition to clean energy by signing the Virginia Clean Economy Act and by amending the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act that requires Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. “These new clean energy laws propel Virginia to leadership among the states in fighting…

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