Maine - LD 1373 - 2017

To Protect And Expand Access To Solar Power In Maine.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-08-2017
Updated On: 08-17-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Seth A. Berry (House/Democratic)





Actions (4)

  • 04-11-2017 - Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
  • 04-11-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • 04-11-2017 - Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
  • 04-13-2017 - The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in concurrence

Sponsors (11)

News (5)

Maine legislators get set for net metering vote that could impact PUC ruling - Daily Energy Insider
Published by dailyenergyinsider.com
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:04:55 GMT

The Maine Legislature is considering a bill that would overturn the Maine Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) changes to state net metering rules. Specifically, the PUC Jan. 31 approved revisions to Chapter 313, the Customer Net Energy Billing (NEB ...

Maine lawmakers gear up for net metering vote - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:20:52 GMT

Lawmakers in both Maine's chambers referred LD 1373 to the joint standing Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, which subsequently held a public hearing, possibly setting up a vote. The bill "prohibits a charge to a customer that elects to use ...

In Legislature, solar bill met a more powerful foe: Doubt - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:03:11 GMT

Instead, he made a passionate case that it was improper for the House to take up the bill because it was unconstitutional, citing a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The solar lobby never ... The vote has created more ...

Committee Set to Vote on Bill to Preserve Solar Incentives - Freepress Online
Published by freepressonline.com
Thu, 11 May 2017 14:23:38 GMT

Renewable energy advocates and utilities are once again squaring off over the future of solar policy in Maine. Last week, the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee held a public hearing for a bill (LD 1373) that would reverse a ...

Group appeals Maine decision to scale back residential solar incentives - Press Herald
Published by pressherald.com
Mon, 01 May 2017 20:22:39 GMT

The appeal was filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court during the same week that the Legislature plans to hear testimony on a bill designed to overturn the PUC's January order and restore previous financial incentives for home solar power installation.