Borrego seeks exception for 3-MW solar project in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities is out for comment on a Nov. 4 application from Borrego Solar Systems Inc. for an exception to the department’s net metering regulations related to a 3-MW (ac) solar project.

Borrego is requesting an exception for good cause from the rule established by the department that net metering facilities shall be located on a single parcel of land, behind a single meter, and a single interconnection point. The requested exception is in connection with the development of a solar photovoltaic project located at 100 Meadow Road, which is situated in both Boston and Dedham, Massachusetts.

Any person interested in commenting on this matter may submit written comments no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Dec 1. Reply comments will be due no later than Dec. 8.

Borrego is a California corporation that is one of the largest developers of both building- and ground-mounted solar facilities in Massachusetts, having developed or installed over 100 MW to date. It is the manager of 1115 Solar Development LLC, which in turn is the manager of Wildcat Solar System LLC, which owns the development rights for the solar facility at issue here.

The host building was originally constructed as a supermarket distribution facility and is located in an industrial park that comprises 40.04 acres and five other buildings. The subject building is located on two separate parcels of land within the industrial park and the boundary between them is both the municipal boundary between Boston and Dedham as well as the county boundary between Suffolk County and Norfolk County.

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