DOER is now actively engaged in developing policy to maintain the growth of the solar PV market in Massachusetts after the 400 MW cap of the current RPS Solar Carve-Out is reached.

DOER Commissioner Sylvia presents final design of SREC-II Program

At the December 12, 2013 New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, Commissioner Sylvia provided the following presentation, which provides the key elements of the final design of the SREC-II program. DOER expects to file the regulation soon and commence the rulemaking process. SREC-II Final Design Presentation pdf format of    Final Design of SREC-II Program

Technical Support – Solar Policy Consultants

To inform the development of the SREC-II program design, DOER hired a team of consultants to support specific Tasks.  The team includes The Cadmus Group, Inc., Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC, La Capra Associates, and Meister Consultants Group. The Consultants were asked to provide analysis and reports on the following tasks. The Consultants were not asked to provide recommendations, but to provide support to inform decisions to be made by DOER.

Task 1: Evaluation of Current Solar Costs and Needed Incentive Levels Across Market Segments
Final report pdf format of    Post 400 MW Task 1 Report  file size 4MB

Task 2: Comparative Evaluation of Carve-out Policy with Other Policy Alternatives
Final report pdf format of    Post 400 MW Task 2 Report  file size 2MB

Task 3a: Evaluation of 400 MW (SREC-I) Program in Meeting its Objectives
Final Report pdf format of    Final Report  file size 1MB

Task 3b: Analysis of Economic Costs and Benefits of Solar Program (SREC-II)
Final Report pdf format of    Final Report  file size 1MB

Task 4: Comparative Regional Economic Impacts of Solar Ownership/Financing Alternatives
Final Report pdf format of    Final Report

Technical Session:  DOER has scheduled a Technical Session for interested stakeholders to review these Reports with the Consultants. The Technical Session will take place on Monday, October 7 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Gardner Auditorium of the Massachusetts State House.

Solar Policy Stakeholder Meeting – August 12 
DOER held a Stakeholder Meeting from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on August 12, 2013 in the Gardner Auditorium in the State House in Boston. At the Stakeholder Meeting, DOER presented its updated program design for the next phase of the solar carve-out program (SREC-II).

DOER's presentation from the meeting is posted here pdf format of    SREC-II Final Proposed Design - Stakeholder Review Mtg   .

DOER accepted comments on the post-400 MW program design outlined in the following presentation through August 26, 2013.

Public Comments Received
Stakeholder Comments - August 12, 2013 Meeting  zip format of    Stakeholder Comments - August 12, 2013 Meeting   file size 13MB

Solar Policy Stakeholder Meeting – June 7   
DOER held a Stakeholder Meeting from 10:00am to noon on June 7, 2013 in the Gardner Auditorium in the State House in Boston. At the public meeting, DOER will present its proposed policy for the post-400 MW solar program. The policy will support Governor Patrick’s recent announcement of a new solar goal for the Commonwealth of 1600 MW installed by 2020.

DOER accepted comments on the post-400 MW program design outlined in the following presentation through June 21, 2013.

June 7th Stakeholder Meeting Presentation pdf format of    Stakeholder Meeting on June 7  file size 1MB

Public Comments Received

AIM, Robert A. Rio pdf format of    AIM, Robert A. Rio

American Solar Partners, Lee Smith pdf format of    American Solar Partners, Lee Smith

CVEC, Jeffrey M. Bernstein & Audrey A. Eidelman pdf format of    CVEC, Jeffrey M. Bernstein & Audrey A. Eidelman

FireFlower Alternative Energy, Kathleen C. Doyle pdf format of    FireFlower Alternative Energy, Kathleen C. Doyle

Independence Solar, James Schwartz pdf format of    Independence Solar, James Schwartz

IRC Solar Roof Systems, Kurt Penney pdf format of    IRC Solar Roof Systems, Kurt Penney

Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley pdf format of    Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley

Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, Inc., Brad Mitchell pdf format of    Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, Inc., Brad Mitche

My Generation Energy, Inc., Michael Stone pdf format of    My Generation Energy, Inc., Michael Stone

National Grid, Ian Springsteel pdf format of    National Grid, Ian Springsteel

New England Clean Energy Council, Peter Rothsein & Janet Gail Besser pdf format of    New England Clean Energy Council, Peter Rothsein & Jane

Philip Costa pdf format of    Philip Costa

RENEW, Francis Pullaro pdf format of    RENEW, Francis Pullaro

RESA, Joey Lee Miranda pdf format of    RESA, Joey Lee Miranda

SEIA, Carrie Cullen Hitt pdf format of    SEIA, Carrie Cullen Hitt

Solaire Generation, Laurence Mackler pdf format of    Solaire Generation, Laurence Mackler

Solar Design Associates, Luke McKneally & Haskell Werlin pdf format of    Solar Design Associates, Luke McKneally & Haskell Werli

Solect Energy Development, Alex Keally pdf format of    Solect Energy Development, Alex Keally

SRECTrade, Kevin Quilliam pdf format of    SRECTrade, Kevin Quilliam

Sunbeam Capital, LLC, Kris Mahabir pdf format of    Sunbeam Capital, LLC, Kris Mahabir

SunBug Solar, Cheney Brand, Ben Mayer, & Lisa Raffin pdf format of    SunBug Solar, Cheney Brand, Ben Mayer, & Lisa Raffin

SunEdison, Fred Zalcman pdf format of    SunEdison, Fred Zalcman

TransCanada, Michael E. Hachey pdf format of    TransCanada, Michael E. Hachey

 

Public Stakeholder Meeting – March 22, 2013
As part of this effort, DOER held a Post-400 MW Solar Policy Stakeholder Meeting on March 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Gardner Auditorium of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. At this Stakeholder Meeting, DOER presented its observations of the current market, post-400 MW policy objectives, policy design framework options, and significant detail on policy directions under consideration. DOER sought stakeholder input and discussion during this meeting on key policy issues.

DOER posted its presentation that guided this stakeholder discussion: Post-400 MW Solar Policy Development Presentation pdf format of    Post-400 MW Solar Policy Development Presentation

Public Comments Received

DOER received the following comments prior to the April 8, 2013 deadline:

Avid Solar, Russell Aney pdf format of    Avid Solar, Russell Aney

BlueWave Capital, LLC, Eric S. Graber-Lopez pdf format of    BlueWave Capital, LLC, Eric S. Graber-Lopez

Carbon Finance Strategies, LLC, Michael Levin pdf format of    Carbon Finance Strategies, LLC, Michael Levin

Cedar Energy Investors, LLC, Mark Farber pdf format of    Cedar Energy Investors, LLC, Mark Farber

Chase Systems, LLC, Richard Chase pdf format of    Chase Systems, LLC, Richard Chase

City of Boston, Brian Swett pdf format of    City of Boston, Brian Swett

Clean Asset Partners Corporation, Steven Kaufman pdf format of    Clean Asset Partners Corporation, Steven Kaufman

Comment from Several Current System Owners pdf format of    Comment from Several Current System Owners

Energy Tariff Experts, Jim Bride pdf format of    Energy Tariff Experts, Jim Bride

e-NRG Holdings, LLC, Scott J. Nielsen pdf format of    e-NRG Holdings, LLC, Scott J. Nielsen

Environment Massachusetts pdf format of    Environment Massachusetts

Grenian Capital, LLC, Jon Roberts pdf format of    Grenian Capital, LLC, Jon Roberts

Knollwood, Energy, Alane Lakritz pdf format of    Knollwood, Energy, Alane Lakritz

Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley pdf format of    Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley

MassSolarInfo.com, Gary S. Best pdf format of    MassSolarInfo.com, Gary S. Best

Mercury Solar Systems, Matt Shortsleeve pdf format of    Mercury Solar Systems, Matt Shortsleeve

My Generation Energy, Inc., Michael Stone pdf format of    My Generation Energy, Inc., Michael Stone

National Grid, Ian Springsteel pdf format of    National Grid, Ian Springsteel

New England Clean Energy Council, Janet Gail Besser pdf format of    New England Clean Energy Council, Janet Gail Besser

Northeast Utilities, Jeffrey S. Waltman pdf format of    Northeast Utilities, Jeffrey S. Waltman

Philip Costa pdf format of    Philip Costa

Pope Energy, Doug Pope (032113 Comments) pdf format of    Pope Energy, Doug Pope (032113 Comments)

Pope Energy, Doug Pope (040713 Comments) pdf format of    Pope Energy, Doug Pope (040713 Comments)

Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC, Thomas P Melehan pdf format of    Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC, Thomas P Me

Renewable Energy Massachusetts, Brian Kopperl pdf format of    Renewable Energy Massachusetts, Brian Kopperl

Retail Energy Supply Association, Joey Lee Miranda pdf format of    Retail Energy Supply Association, Joey Lee Miranda

SEBANE, Thomas W. Thompson pdf format of    SEBANE, Thomas W. Thompson

SEBANE, Thomas W. Thompson (040813 Comments) pdf format of    SEBANE, Thomas W. Thompson (040813 Comments)

SEIA, Carrie Cullen-Hitt (040813 Comments) pdf format of    SEIA, Carrie Cullen-Hitt (040813 Comments)

SEIA Carrie Cullen Hiitt (Comments 032113) pdf format of    SEIA Carrie Cullen Hiitt (Comments 032113)

Sierra Club, Joshua Berman pdf format of    Sierra Club, Joshua Berman

Sierra Club, Massachusetts Chapter, Edward Woll, Jr. pdf format of    Sierra Club, Massachusetts Chapter, Edward Woll, Jr.

Sol Systems, LLC, Amber Rivera pdf format of    Sol Systems, LLC, Amber Rivera

Spirit Solar, Mike Kocsmiersky pdf format of    Spirit Solar, Mike Kocsmiersky

SRECTrade, Kevin Quilliam pdf format of    SRECTrade, Kevin Quilliam  file size 1MB

Town of Natick, Martha White pdf format of    Town of Natick, Martha White

Town of Norfolk, Peter Diamond pdf format of    Town of Norfolk, Peter Diamond