Maine fights to preserve net metering

Lawmakers and solar supporters in Maine have united to fight a widely criticised decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to phase out retail net metering by 2018.

Net metering row in Maine

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a public hearing yesterday to discuss the state’s proposed amendment to existing net metering policy – namely, to cut existing financial incentives for new and existing users.