MSEIA- state of solar market in PA Presentation

MSEIA – 1st Qrtly Mtg - 2015
Solar PV Systems and
Capacity Registered in the
PA AEPS – By State
~27 MW in Dec ‘14
PV Systems in operation as of 12/31/2014
Concerns About More Oversupply Coming
Into PA From Out-of-State Projects….
 Dominion Virginia Power on Feb. 5 announced plans
to install 400 MW of large-scale solar power across
Virginia by 2020
 As NJ’s Solar Carve-Out Sunsets, NJ SRECs Could
Be Sold Into the PA AEPS Market
PASEIA: ~ 50
AEPS: ~7,700
Way Overblown – Not Sure
Where This Data is
Coming From….
Solar PV Systems and Capacity Registered in
the PA AEPS – 2014
No. of
Avg Capacity
per system
~ 11 MW
22 kW/system
Out of State
~ 62 MW
182 kW/system
2,800 solar jobs in 2014 in PA??
PV Systems in operation as of 6/4/2014
Status in PA
 Maureen Mulligan and PennFuture met with Rep. Chris Ross to
discuss approachable legislators; Introducing a DG carve-out
concept (white paper), and closing of the border issues
 Meeting just set with Gov. Wolf’s Policy Director, John Hanger to
clean energy fund within severance package and other issues –
PASEIA will attend this
 Will look into PACE legislation options in PA (help from PennFuture)
 Keystone Help – Financing Mechanism –potential for solar and EE -
Needs help getting restarted
Status in PA
 Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware/Montgomery, will introduce three bills
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst effects of
climate change by increasing the Alternative Energy Portfolio
Standard, permanently funding the Sunshine Solar program and
reducing the demand for energy
 PA PUC Proposed Rulemaking Order Officially Published in the PA
Bulletin on 7/5/2014, With Regard to Clarifying Rules on Net
Metering, Interconnection and the AEPS – STILL PENDING
PASEIA closely working with Net Metering Coalition including PennFuture,
Nat. SEIA, Sierra Club, Clean Air Council, Sustainable Development
Fund, SEF, MAREA, and others

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