Statement from the Northeast Clean Energy Council on Maine Governor Janet Mills’ Restoration of Solar Net Metering in Maine
We applaud Governor Mills’ signing of LD 91, An Act to Eliminate Gross Metering. Sponsored by Representative Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham), the bill will ensure that consumers are fairly compensated for the solar energy they produce and consume behind the meter and the surplus energy they supply to the grid. This important legislation will save consumers money, accelerate job growth and help the State deploy more distributed generation in pursuit of its renewable energy goals. As Maine takes this important stride forward, NECEC urges Connecticut to follow in Maine’s footsteps to pass HB7251 and reverse the harmful net metering policy enacted last session, which will provide comparable benefits for the state of Connecticut.
NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council & NECEC Institute) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation, and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization), and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.