Via the Bangor Daily News: On Wednesday, the Maine Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a solar policy that would prevent some of the disastrous effects of the PUC’s net metering ruling earlier this year from happening.
The amended bill approved Wednesday addresses short-term issues around the policy called net metering, in which utility customers with power generation systems can receive credits for energy they send to the grid.
It leaves the longer-term planning to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The bill directs the commission to come up with a report about how to transition away from net metering before lawmakers convene for the 130th Legislature, in 2019.
Read more about the compromise and its effects on Mainers here: bangordailynews.com