USGBC MA: Policy Podium on Net Metering - February 25, 2016 8:30-10 AM, Boston

  • 25 Feb 2016
Event Description

USGBC MA Policy Podium: Net Metering
February 25, 8:30-10 AM

An open discussion with experts from the USGBC Massachusetts community of professionals about moving forward with solar and net metering in Massachusetts.

What do we need to know, to be effective advocates, about the energy system? How can we all work together to ensure our communities are moving toward sustainability? Of the many complexities of the electricity grid, what do green building advocates need to address as we push for change on behalf of our mission?

The obstacles to a resolution to net metering and energy procurement seem to center around the cost of solar in Massachusetts, yet there is currently no action on the Net Metering Task Force (NMTF) recommendation to study the monetary costs and benefits of distributed generation solar.

A panel composed of NMTF members will gather to discuss issues of net metering caps including:

· Comparative solar project costs and financing
· Present and future cost impacts to classes of electricity consumers
· Impacts of grid modernization, requirements of the Green Communities Act
· Cost benefits of distributed generation solar

Panelists include:

David Colton, Easton Town Administrator
Charles Harak, National Consumer Law
Tim Roughan, National Grid
Matt Shortsleeve, Solect Energy

50 Milk St
15th floor, Start-Up Institute area
Boston, MA 02109

USGBC MA Chapter Member $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 25.00

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