In 2009, Vaughan Woodruff returned to his hometown of Pittsfield with his young family and an uncertain future.
This morning April 9, 2019, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an emergency rule to immediately reinstate net metering in Maine.
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"On Wednesday, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted a petition from Insource Renewables to suspend so-called 'gross metering' for medium and large electricity users...
"The Maine Public Utilities Commission yesterday handed medium and large non-residential electricity users a victory when it suspended "gross metering" rules that opponents say...
Maine PUC exempts larger solar customers from gross metering rules and requires more detailed reporting from Maine's investor-owned utilities
"Instead, in the first year at least, the cost of the new equipment for larger-scale solar generation plants far outweighed savings to consumers.
"The rule, known as gross metering, required Maine electric customers to invest in additional meters to measure the total amount of energy generated by new solar panels.
"However, in an about-face these regulators are now returning mid-sized and large- customers to net metering, following a petition by Maine installer Insource Renewables.