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View net metering filings

A list of net metering filings including rulemakings and regulations, policy investigations, and petitions.

Overview

To see all document filings, please visit the file room  and type the case number using the following format: XX-XX (numbers only).
The first two digits in a case number represent the year the case was opened.  The following digits are assigned sequentially for all cases opened in that year.

For your convenience, the DPU has identified the status of the different filings.

  • open: the DPU has not yet issued a final order
  • closed: the DPU has issued a final order
  • withdrawn: the petitioner withdrew the application and the DPU did not issue an order
  • granted: the DPU granted the petitioner's petition
  • denied: the DPU denied the petitioner's petition

Rulemakings and regulations

Case number Subject of rulemaking Case status
D.P.U. 17-10 Rulemaking on net metering Open
D.P.U. 16-64 Emergency rulemaking Open
D.P.U. 14-104 Rulemaking on net metering Closed
D.P.U. 12-81 Net metering and emergency rulemaking Closed
D.P.U. 11-10 Rulemaking on net metering Closed
D.P.U. 08-75 Rulemaking on net metering Closed

Policy investigations

Case number Subject of investigation Case status
D.P.U. 17-146 Inquiry into the eligibility of energy storage systems to net meter, and application of the net metering rules and regulations relating to the participation of certain net metering facilities in the Forward Capacity Market Open
D.P.U. 17-140 Petition of the distribution companies for review and approval of their model Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) tariff Open
D.P.U. 17-22 Inquiry into application of the net metering regulations and the “single parcel” and “subdivision rules” Open
D.P.U.14-118 Investigation regarding the feasibility, impacts and benefits of allowing electric distribution company customers to net meter electricity generated by small hydroelectric facilities. Closed
D.P.U. 11-75 Inquiry into interconnection Closed
D.P.U. 11-11 Inquiry into net metering and interconnection of distributed generation Closed

Petitions for exceptions

Case number Petitioner Subject of petition Case status
D.P.U.17-168 Massachusetts Audubon Society exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U.17-137 Susan Roberts and Patricia Roberts exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U. 17-111 John de Kadt and David de Kadt exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U.17-105 Tesla declaratory order or advisory ruling Closed
D.P.U. 17-50 Northstar Pulp & Paper Co., Inc. exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U. 17-34 C.H. Yates Rubber Corp. exception to the net metering regulations and to the System of Assurance rules Denied
D.P.U. 17-30 Econox Renewables exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U. 17-01 Rayah Solar exception to the net metering regulations Open
D.P.U.16-190 John E. Godfrey exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Withdrawn
D.P.U.16-166 SunPower Corporation exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U.16-157 Powerhead, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U.16-147 Clean Energy Design, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U.16-146 PRI Renewable Energy, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Withdrawn
D.P.U.16-119 SHR Energy Management, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Denied
D.P.U.16-117 Solar Coalition exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Open
D.P.U.16-116 Genbright declaratory order requiring National Grid to comply with the terms of the DPU's order adopting model net metering tariff in D.P.U. 09-03-A (2009) Open
D.P.U. 16-93 Energy Positive Homes exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Withdrawn
D.P.U. 16-70 Timothy Kane exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U. 16-55 Preservation for Affordable Housing exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U. 16-36 Jonathan Bracken exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U. 16-25 SolarFlair Energy exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Denied
D.P.U. 16-23 Lodestar Energy, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Subdivision Rule Granted
D.P.U. 16-21 Solect Energy Development, LLC exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U.15-182 SunEdison, LLC clarification of a net metering order or, in the alternative, an exception to the net metering regulations Open
D.P.U.15-174 NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy Declaratory order concerning net metering rules and regulations Granted
D.P.U.15-159 Borrego Solar Systems exception to the net metering regulations and to the Single Parcel Rule Granted
D.P.U.15-132 Jonathan Le Roux and Krishnan V. Rajan recognition of new property boundaries for purposes of receiving net metering services. Granted
D.P.U.15-124 SunEdison exception to the net metering regulations Denied
D.P.U.15-116 Genbright, LLC exception to the net metering regulations Withdrawn
D.P.U. 15-77 SolarCity Corporation advisory ruling with respect to the applicability of 220 C.M.R. § 18.00 et seq. and G.L. c. 164 § §  138 to 140 to a completed solar and storage project seeking to participate in net metering with NSTAR Electric d/b/a Eversource Energy Withdrawn
D.P.U. 15-74 Direct Energy Solar exception to the net metering regulations Granted
D.P.U. 15-32 The Cadmus Group, Inc. investigation into the matter of interpretation and application of DPU orders with respect to the administration of the System of Assurance Open
D.P.U. 15-11 Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company d/b/a National Grid reconciliation of data in the System of Assurance Granted
D.P.U.14-149 BCC Solar Energy Advantage, Inc. exception to the net metering regulations Granted
D.P.U.14-119 Paragon Holdings LLC transfer a previously paid reservation fee for the same project from its initial cap reservation to its updated reservation. Granted
D.P.U. 14-93 Syncarpha Solar, LLC exception to the net metering regulations Granted
D.P.U. 14-77 Seaboard Solar, LLC exception to the System of Assurance rules Granted
D.P.U. 14-62 Soltas Energy exception to the System of Assurance rules Denied
D.P.U. 13-68 Syncarpha Bolton exception to the net metering regulations Withdrawn
D.P.U. 13-08 Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a National Grid advisory ruling Denied
D.P.U. 12-85 EMI Dartmouth Solar exception to the net metering regulations Granted
D.P.U. 12-80 Borrego Solar Systems exception to the net metering regulations Denied
D.P.U. 12-79 Borrego Solar Systems exception to the net metering regulations Denied
D.P.U. 11-96 Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative exception to the net metering regulations Denied

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