Work to Raise Net Metering Cap on Solar and Stop the NED Pipeline Continues in 2016…

Information about MA Dept. of Public Utilities Hearings and Legislative Work on Energy Bills.

Public Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) Hearings on Tennessee Gas Petition to Survey on Private Land Begins on March 29th with Greenfield Hearing on March 30. For background information and hearing schedule for all 6 locations see Survey Petition by TGP.

Tennessee Gas Files an Injunction Against Massachusetts — Public Court Hearing on April 15th at 1 p.m. in Pittsfield .    In this case, Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is suing the Commonwealth and its Department of Conservation & Recreation to gain the right of eminent domain to access land in Otis State Forest for the Connecticut Expansion pipeline project.

See Article 97 of MA Constitution for information Otis State Forest in Sandisfield — Guidelines for court hearing remain the same.  Watch for information about possible rally across from courthouse building.

Important Note on National Grid, Eversource Petitions to DPU –  Deadlines Set for Written Testimony –
National Grid – DPU Dockets 16-05, 16-07 — Deadline for Written Comments is May 11, 2016
• Eversource – DPU Docket 15-181  — Deadline for Written Comments is May 23, 2016  Please submit written comments to the hearing officer identified in the respective notice, and also please copy on your email. ALSO, send a hard copy of any comments to Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts 02110.  For information on hearings and background on petitions see Tariff on Electricity Bills.


For information on latest developments on the proposed Kinder Morgan/TGP NED gas pipeline projects and filings with the MA Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) and National Grid’s proposal to DPU for a tariff see Info Sheet Update2 Feb2016 and Info DPUHearing Sched Feb2016 2

For Events and Activities for March 2016 go to EVENTS

Information about the need to continue contacting legislators about the net metering cap on solar projects and the current bill now in a legislative conference committee is at

Conserve -- Use Less! Hundreds join MLK Walk to Stop the Pipeline. Walk covered 34 miles from Northfield to Plainfield, MA during Martin Luther King week-end in mid-January.

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