Notice of Filing and Public Hearings
Public Comment Period Extended
The Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) wishes to notify stakeholders that the deadline to provide written comments on the proposed changes to the RPS Class I (225 CMR 14.00) and RPS Class II (225 CMR 15.00) Regulations has been extended to 5 PM on July 26, 2019. Please submit written comments on the proposed changes to the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114.
On April 5, 2019 the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), acting under statutory authority of Sections 11F and 11F1/2 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws, and in conformance with Chapter 30A of the General Laws, filed draft regulations to amend portions of 225 CMR 14--Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Class I (“RPS Class I”) and 225 CMR 15--Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Class II (“RPS Class II”). These regulations require all retail electricity suppliers selling electricity to end-use customers in the Commonwealth to obtain specific minimum percentages of their electricity supply from renewable energy generation sources. The proposed amendments revise the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to address policy related changes, including changes required in order to implement Section 12 of Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2018, now codified at M.G.L. c. 25A, § 11F.
The following public hearings were conducted to receive verbal and written comments on the proposed RPS Class I and II regulations.
Location: 100 Cambridge Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02114
Date: May 13, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: UMass Amherst
Integrated Science Building, Room 221
661 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
Date: May 16, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Mt. Wachusett Community College
Arthur F. Haley Academic Building, Multi-Purpose Room #115
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Date: May 17, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: John J Duggan Academy
1015 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01109
Date: June 5, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Public Comment Period
Written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II Regulations will be accepted until 5 PM on June 7, 2019. Please submit written comments on the RPS Class I and RPS Class II regulations to John Wassam electronically to DOER.RPS@mass.gov or via mail to the Department of Energy Resources, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114. (Note-Period extended; see notice at top of page)
Copies of Draft Regulations and Guidelines
Two unofficial versions of each of the draft regulations are posted below, one of each with all proposed edits accepted and another of each with them shown. Official copies of the regulations may be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 11, 2019, DOER sent the following notice to stakeholders regarding the recently files APS, RPS Class I, and RPS Class II regulations.