|Posted:||August 13, 2019 03:02 PM|
|From:||Senator Jay Costa|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||PA Local Solar Program|
|In the near future, I will introduce legislation that expands access to solar power in Pennsylvania through a localized renewable program, while also assuring adequate ratepayer protections.
The proposed program, PA Local Solar, would allow electric utilities in Pennsylvania to establish subscriber programs, by which electric customers could elect to purchase 100% localized 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 all 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 all communities.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as SB929