SREC II Emergency Rulemaking

On April 8, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) filed an Emergency Regulation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office to address recent developments in the state’s solar PV market.

Development of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of designing a new solar incentive program pursuant to Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2016. DOER is working to create a long-term sustainable solar incentive program to promote cost-effective solar development in the Commonwealth.

Renewable Heating and Cooling in the Alternative Portfolio Standard

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is preparing draft regulations to include Renewable Thermal in the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS) pursuant to Chapter 251 of the Acts of 2014.

Net Metering: On May 11, 2016, the Department of Public Utilities adopted an emergency regulation related to net metering; you can find more information and the timeline related to this process by searching for 16-64 in the DPU file room (

On June 30, 2016 DOER informed DPU that more than 1600MW DC of solar capacity had been qualified under the Solar Carve-out Programs and had received a net metering cap allocation. The documentation showing DOER’s cross reference of both programs is provided below.

Solar Carve Out NEM Analysis xlsx format of FINAL SRII NEM Cross Reference List.xlsx
file size 7MB

For more information about Net Metering, please visit the DPU’s Frequently Asked Questions page.


This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.