|Posted:||February 4, 2021 05:40 PM|
|From:||Representative Lori A. Mizgorski|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||PA Local Solar Legislation (Prior HB 1970)|
|In the near future, I will reintroduce legislation to increase and encourage solar energy development in Pennsylvania. My legislation expands access to solar power through a local and voluntary solar program, while ensuring adequate ratepayer protection.
The proposed program, PA Local Solar, would allow electric utilities in Pennsylvania to establish subscriber programs, by which electric customers can choose to purchase 100% local solar energy, rather than the traditional grid mix. PA Local Solar provides citizens and businesses with the choice to participate in an off-site solar program, but does not mandate participation, nor require any state funding.
The PA Local Solar Program:
My bill eliminates these barriers and provides customers with the opportunity to purchase solar energy from local solar projects, located right here in Pennsylvania. By providing ALL customers with the opportunity to choose solar power, we expand the reach of renewable energy into our communities, while creating jobs right here in the Commonwealth.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.