The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) sent out an email update on Friday, 9/27/13, covering the management of the SREC I program and the status of the DOER proprosal for an SREC II program. The email can be found here.
SREC I Project Deadline Extension Guidelines Drafted
Less than or Equal to 100 KW
Facilities 100 kW or smaller that have submitted a Statement of Qualification application must receive authorization to interconnect by the “effective date of a new solar carve-out program established by the Department, or by June 30, 2014, whichever is earlier.”*
*We had previously stated that systems 100 kW and smaller must be fully interconnected by December 31, 2013 in order to participate in the SREC I program.
Greater than 100 kW
Facilities greater than 100 kW may be installed no later than June 30, 2014 as long as they are demonstrably 50% complete by December 31, 2013.
The DOER is accepting comments on the draft guidelines through Monday, 10/7/2013. Comments may be sent to email@example.com with the “Solar Construction Guideline Comments” in the Subject field. The DOER’s draft guidelines can be found here.
SREC II Technical Session
The DOER will hold a technical session on Monday, 10/7/2013 to discuss the SREC II proposal with a team of consultants that the DOER has employed to “conduct studies in support of the SREC II program design.” This team of consultants is charged with creating five reports in support of an SREC II program. Two of the five reports are published and available here.
Technical Session Details:Monday, 10/7/2013 from 1-3 pm Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House Boston, MA
2012 Solar Credit Clearinghouse “Last Chance Auction” SREC Purchase Results
Only three SRECs of the 38,863 SRECs deposited in the 2012 Solar Credit Clearinghouse Auction (SCCA) were purchased during the auction. Following the auction the DOER offered to purchase all available 2012 vintage SRECs for $285/SREC. The DOER announced that they purchased 36,437 SRECs, leaving 2,426 MA2012 SRECs in the market.