Solar needs your voice! (Again)
Do you believe in a future powered by clean, local renewable energy? Our Public Utilities Commission needs to hear from you!
Vermont’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) is currently reviewing our state’s net metering policy. The PUC was scheduled to make a ruling on the incentive change this past spring, but the public health crisis around COVID-19 delayed that. The new deadline for public comment is October 16th. Past changes have driven a dramatic drop in annual solar installations over the last three years and the loss of 500 local solar jobs. There’s a lot at stake for the health of solar in Vermont!
The Governor’s current proposal would cut the current solar adder (Vermont’s solar incentive) by 50% this year and 100% by next year — eliminating it completely. This is further compounded by solar opposition coming from Washington DC. Given the solar industry slow down, local job losses, and global climate crisis, this is not okay.
Our demand is that we need to keep the solar adder steady and keep solar affordable for all Vermonters.
We are also asking that the “preferred siting incentive” be increased to encourage more solar be added to the built environment, namely as parking lot canopies.