Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period

A public on the recently filed RPS Class I Emergency Regulation (225 CMR 14.00) has been scheduled as follows:        

Location:  MassART, Tower Auditorium
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Date:May 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Written comments on the regulation will be accepted beginning on April 28, 2016 and ending at 5 PM on May 27, 2016. DOER requests that written comments be submitted as attached pdf files to emails addressed to, with the word “COMMENTS” in the subject line. Alternatively, comments can be submitted via mail to Kaitlin Kelly at the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.

RPS Class I Emergency Regulation Filed

On April 8, 2016, DOER filed the following Emergency Regulation with the Secretary of State’s office to address recent developments in the state’s solar PV market:

225 CMR 14.00 (with Tracked Changes) – April 8, 2016 pdf format of 225 CMR 14 Emergency Final

Public Oral Testimony May 20, 2016 mp3 format of SREC II Emergency Reg Hearing
file size 38MB

More information will be provided on this page as the rulemaking process required to make this emergency regulation permanent beyond its 90 day effective period unfolds.

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.


This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.