New England’s solar growth is creating tension over who pays for grid upgrades
- Apr 7, 2021 4:36 am GMT
Credit: Brett Sayles / Creative Commons
by Lisa Prevost
Solar developers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts say soaring charges to interconnect with the electric grid are threatening the viability of projects.
As more large-scale solar projects line up for connections, developers are being charged upfront for the full cost of the infrastructure upgrades required, a long-common practice that they say is now becoming untenable.
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