Policy Podium: Net Metering

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An open discussion with experts from our community of professionals about moving forward with solar and net metering in Massachusetts. As recent legislative activities have shown, solar advocates and our House legislative leaders are not able to see a shared path forward for net metering.

What do we need to know, to be effective advocates, about the energy system? How can we all work together to ensure our communities are moving toward sustainability? Of the many complexities of the electricity grid, what do green building advocates need to address as we push for change on behalf of our mission?

The obstacles to a resolution to net metering and energy procurment seem to center around the cost of solar in Massachusetts, yet there is currently no action on the Net Metering Task Force (NMTF) recommendation to study the monetary costs and benefits of distributed generation solar.

A panel composed of NMTF members will gather to discuss issues of net metering caps including:

· Comparative solar project costs and financing

· Present and future cost impacts to classes of electricity consumers

· Impacts of grid modernization, requirements of the Green Communities Act

· Cost benefits of distributed generation solar

We are looking forward to hearing from both sides and collaborating on ideas to move forward!

The panelists will include:

  • David Colton, Easton Town Administrator
  • Charles Harak, National Consumer Law
  • Tim Roughan, National Grid
  • Matt Shortsleeve, Solect Energy


February 25th, 2016 8:30 AM   through   10:00 AM
50 Milk St
15th floor, Start-Up Institute area
Boston, MA 02109
United States
Chapter Members $ 0.00
Non-Members $ 25.00
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