Fun fact: The Massachusetts Legislature enacted new net metering laws in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014

Massachusetts General Laws

Legislative Session Laws

Department of Public Utilities Regulations

Net Metering:  Pre Green Communities Act of 2008

  • D.P.U./D.T.E. 96-100, at 22 23 pdf format of D.P.U./D.T.E. 96-100, at 22 23
    • With the restructuring of the electric industry in Massachusetts, eligibility for net metering was increased from 30 kW to 60 kW.
  • D.P.U. 535, at 11-12 (July 23, 1981)
    • To implement the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (“PURPA”), customers with generating facilities less than 30 kW were permitted to run their meter “backwards.” This was the earliest form of net metering in Massachusetts.


This information is provided by the Department of Public Utilities.