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Apply for a cap allocation with MassACA

Information to apply for a cap allocation with MassACA.

MassACA

Phone

MassACA.org helpline (877) 357-9030

Online

General assistance accessing and using MassACA including support with user registration help@massaca.org
Specific applications for cap allocation administrator@MassACA.org

The Details

What you need

You must have at least the following documentation to submit an application for cap allocation (ACA):

  1. an executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) (i.e., signed by you and your electric company)
  2. site control
  3. all necessary governmental permits and approvals to construct the facility, except for ministerial permits (i.e., building permit, etc.) and
  4. an application fee of $100. D.P.U. 11‑11‑D Appendix A at 3-4.

How to apply

Apply online: http://www.massaca.org

More info

Who should apply?

You will need a cap allocation for most net metering facilities.  There are three types of facilities that do not need to apply for a cap allocation:

  • A cap exempt facility, which:
    • is a renewable energy generating facility as defined by DOER (G.L. c. 25A, § 11F); and
    • has a nameplate capacity that is equal to or less than:
  • a facility that was net metering before January 24, 2013 (also known as a grandfathered net metering facility) that is not seeking any design change.
  • a facility that is offsetting its load on site and never plans to export electricity to the grid.

Resources that you should read before submitting your ACA

If you are applying for a cap allocation we recommend that you read: 

  1. Massachusetts general laws governing net metering: M.G.L. c.164, §139(f)
  2. The DPU’s net metering regulations: 220 C.M.R. §18.07
  3. Rules governing MassACA: 11-11-D, Appendix A and
  4. the MassACA user help and guidance information.

Contact

Phone

MassACA.org helpline (877) 357-9030

Online

General assistance accessing and using MassACA including support with user registration help@massaca.org
Specific applications for cap allocation administrator@MassACA.org

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