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 the 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