Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), a renewable energy industries trade association, has written a letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin and his public service department commissioner, calling on them to strengthen the state's net energy metering (NEM) program.
According to REV, utilities that have halted their NEM programs after reaching Vermont's 4% requirement creates instability in the state's renewable energy market.
‘We are troubled by instability caused by the Vermont utilities no longer allowing, or those limiting, net metering," the letter says." The current uncertainty also undermines the basic right that Vermonters have to produce their own energy.’
In October, REV took issue with the Vermont Electric Cooperative's bid to resume NEM installations in excess of its 4% cap but with incentives below retail electric rates.