"The Maine Public Utilities Commission yesterday handed medium and large non-residential electricity users a victory when it suspended "gross metering" rules that opponents...
"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.
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.
On March 16, 2018, Maine's net metering era ended and was replaced with a new mechanism commonly referred to as "gross metering." Under net metering, solar customers received...
You’ve decided you’d like to invest in solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home or business.
As Mainers settle into winter, for many it is a time for sitting in front of wood stoves, curling up with a good book, and waiting for the longer days to return.
On November 6, 2018, Mainers went to the polls to elect a new governor, two U.S. Representatives, a U.S. Senator, and a new state legislature in the midterm elections.
On Monday, October 29, Insource Renewables filed a motion with the Maine Public Utilities Com