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Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly after EEI declined to file comment.

“The wild card here will be the number of utilities that have already declared their intent to file something here, and I don’t know which side of this they’re going to come down on,” Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at the Harvard Law School, told reporters last week.

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