net metering

State approves Brattleboro landfill solar array

The 5 megawatt project – once the biggest proposed in the state – will qualify as net-metered due to special legislative language. Towns, schools and colleges will be customers.

UPDATED: Solar developer may face penalties for not filing with state

The nation’s largest solar energy installer says it filed required documents with the state of Vermont by email. State officials say they’ve received no such emails.

Three more solar arrays going up in Bennington area

Net-metering credits are expected to save $25,000 to $30,000 a year for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the town. A third project is to benefit Mount Snow resort.

Legitimacy of new net metering rules questioned

They went into effect without the usual vetting by the Legislature. The chair of the committee that reviews rules says the Public Service Board may have overstepped.

Brattleboro settles solar suit, joins net-metering project at closed landfill

Editor’s note: This article by Chris Mays was first published in the Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 12, 2017. BRATTLEBORO — Ending its legal battle with NextSun Energy, the town is now entering into a net-metering agreement with a different solar company. Brattleboro will join other local municipalities and school districts in purchasing net-metering credits from […]

Solar developer fails in appeal to PSB over net metering

SunCommon wanted Green Mountain Power to accept one of its projects for the program, which the state had limited in the interest of keeping power prices down.

Solar rule change could hurt developers, companies say

Some in the industry say they’re worried about the impact of the change on solar development in the state.

PSB finalizes new net metering rules

The revised rules reduce the rates paid for power from new net metered projects, limits the size of projects that are eligible, and discourages projects on undeveloped land.

Renewable Energy Vermont Statement on Final Draft Net Metering Rule

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont August 30, 2016 Contact: Wil Smith Renewable Energy Vermont PO Box 1036 Montpelier, VT 05601 [email protected] O: (802) 229-0099 C: (802) 793-5753 Public Service Board Expands some Customers Clean Energy Choices, Protects Existing Solar Customers “Net metering is a critical tool to help Vermonters reduce their climate impact through […]

Karl Rábago & Sam Swanson: PSB’s last chance to get net metering rules right

After nearly two years of development, the latest version of the new rules for net metering is deeply flawed and out of step with best practices in other states.

Renewable energy advocates oppose proposed net metering rules

Customers who feed solar power back into the grid would be required to pay customer service charges.

Brattleboro suing solar company over net-metering contract

Editor’s note: This article is by Chris Mays, of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published June 23, 2016. BRATTLEBORO — The town has filed a lawsuit against NextSun Energy after contract disputes and is no longer receiving net metering credits associated with a solar array. “NextSun has filed a motion to dismiss […]

Steven Letendre: Benefits and costs of going solar

If we as a state want to encourage renewable energy, we must ensure that Vermonters are appropriately incentivized to make the investments necessary for solar power, and the net meter rates are an important part of that calculation.

REV: Vermonters Ask PSB to Support Renewable Energy

News Release — Renewable Energy Vermont May 12, 2016 Press Contact: Ansley Bloomer, REV, 802-595-0723 / [email protected] MONTPELIER, VT — The Public Service Board’s (PSB) comment period on the proposed net metering rule closed on Thursday. The PSB received dozens of comments in support of renewable energy, urging the Board to write a rule that […]