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Massachusetts’ New Rate Case Ruling Is Good News for Distributed Energy

In the battle between utilities and clean energy advocates over cost shifting, Massachusetts regulators have handed the clean energy side a victory. In a decision issued last week, the state’s Department of Public Utilities denied utility National Grid’s proposals to impose new access fees to community solar projects, add new tiered rate structures on residential and small business customers, and make changes to demand charges for large commercial and industrial customers.
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