Net metering is one of the most important reasons for Massachusetts solar success. This popular program gives Bay Staters fair, full credit on their energy bills for valuable clean electricity they deliver to the grid for use nearby. It's fair, it’s working & now it’s at risk.
Mass. state law caps the amount of net metering that utilities must make available to their customers. Schools and local governments are already hitting this cap, with private businesses not far behind.
Sign our petition (text below) urging elected officials to act quickly to raise the cap so that Massachusetts can keep going solar!
Dear Members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy,
I am a Massachusetts voter, and I urge you to support S.2019 / H.3901 to raise the cap on our state's successful rooftop solar net metering program.
Individual investment in solar energy is helping build a cleaner, safer and more resilient energy supply for all Massachusetts energy customers. Net metering is one of the most important programs behind Massachusetts solar success. This popular program gives Bay Staters fair, full credit on their energy bills for valuable clean electricity they deliver to the grid for use nearby.
But now state law is putting the brakes on net metering and the many benefits solar delivers to our state. Current law places a cap on net metering participation, above which utilities are no longer required to offer this program to new energy customers wishing to invest in onsite solar. Schools and local governments are already hitting this cap, with private businesses not far behind.
In order to keep Massachusetts going solar, I urge you to raise the cap on net metering and provide long-term policy certainty for solar developers and customers alike. Solar energy is helping Massachusetts energy consumers take charge of their power supply and their electricity bills like never before. Please pass H.1978/S.2019 to ensure that solar continues to shine in the Commonwealth.
Signed (YOUR NAME)
CC: State Senator Benjamin B. Downing and State Representative John D. Keenan