Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum

What's Next for Solar in Massachusetts?

A major overhaul of Massachusetts policy for solar power was considered in the legislature this summer. Bill H.4185 did not pass. Instead, net metering caps were raised slightly to allow continued development of some public and private photovoltaic projects at risk, and a task force was created to study overall policy and engage public participation.

The task force will submit its report in March, 2015. The future of solar in Massachusetts is uncertain.

Our October BASEA Forum introduces Nathan Phelps of Vote Solar, to present:

1. the growth of solar power in Massachusetts from 2007 to present

2. an overview of Bill H.4185 and the last legislative session

3. the future of solar power in Massachusetts (and how to help!)

If solar power in the Commonwealth is important to you, please join us this Thursday. Learn how you can help support renewable energy in Massachusetts.

Nathan Phelps is Program Manager of Distributed Generation Regulatory Policy at Vote Solar. Nathan's work focuses primarily on the regulation of distributed generation, including net metering and rate design, at state public utility commissions.

In addition to his work at Vote Solar, Nathan has applied his expertise on renewable energy and distributed generation in assistance to the MA Climate Protection and Green Economy Advisory Committee, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Nathan was a Senior Economist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities with a primary focus on renewable energy and distributed generation. Before joining the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Nathan worked at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust in 2007. Nathan went to Willamette University for undergraduate studies in both environmental science and politics before attending Tufts University for graduate studies in environmental policy.

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