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. Recognizing that a long-term sustainable solution will take time to develop and that many projects are in advanced stages of development, the emergency regulation is intended to address market uncertainty and establish a smooth transition from SREC II to the next incentive program. This page provides the latest information regarding the process of promulgating such Emergency Regulation.

Reduced SREC Factor Guideline Final August 31, 2016

Subject to 225 CMR 14.05 (9)(l)5, DOER issued a revised Guideline on SREC Factors.  A Generation Unit ≤ 25kW that is interconnected after January 8, 2017, or a Generation Unit over 25kW that qualified for an extension to May 8, 2017 by showing 50% of construction costs spent by January 8, 2017, will be qualified at these lower SREC Factors.

Final SREC Factor Guideline pdf format of Final SREC Factor Guideline

225 CMR 14 Solar Guideline- Extension Guideline Final pdf format of 225 CMR 14 Solar Guideline- Extension Guideline Final

225 CMR 14 Solar Guideline- Detailed Construction Costs Form Final xlsx format of 225 CMR 14 Solar Guideline- Detailed Construction Costs

RPS Class I Emergency Regulation Promulgated July 1, 2016

225 CMR 14 Emergency Final  pdf format of 225 CMR 14 Emergency Final
For the official version of the regulation, please see the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s copy.

RPS Class I Emergency Regulation Filed

A public meeting on the recently filed RPS Class I Emergency Regulation (225 CMR 14.00) was held at the following location and time:  

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 were accepted beginning on April 28, 2016 and ending at 5 PM on May 27, 2016.

225 CMR 14.00 (with Tracked Changes) – April 8, 2016 pdf format of 225 CMR 14 Emergency Final with Tracked Changes 4/8/16

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

SREC II Emergency Regulation- Written Comments  zip format of SREC II Emergency Regulation- Written Comments 
file size 8MB

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.