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.
But the bill keeps some of those rules in place, including a controversial plan to decrease the credits given to homes and businesses with solar power installations.
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