The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) gives notice of a hearing to be held on a proposed regulation: 225 CMR 18.00 - Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy.

The prior hearing date of May 18, 2010, is cancelled. The new hearing date is June 4, 2010.

The regulation implements a statutory requirement set forth in Section 83 of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008 (Green Communities Act) for electric distribution companies to consult with DOER regarding development of timetables and methods for solicitation and execution of long-term contracts and proposed methods of contracting with renewable energy developers.

Any interested party may attend the public hearing, which will be held on June 4, 2010, from 10 a.m. to noon at 100 Cambridge Street, second floor, conference rooms C&D, Boston, Mass.

The Department will accept written and oral testimony at the hearing on these proposed final regulations. Written comments may also be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2010, to Anna Y. Blumkin at the Department, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114. Any questions may be directed to Anna Blumkin at the Department via email at:

Read the text of the regulation: Long-Term Contracts for Renewable Energy pdf format of ltc_renewable_emergency_reg.pdf

This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources.