A school rooftop solar project of the Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations.
MMWEC provides its
members with a range of services to help them develop and manage solar energy
resources in their communities. MMWEC helps
its member utilities capture the benefits of the state's SREC (Solar Renewable
Energy Certificate) program by assisting members with project registration,
verification and other requirements.
MMWEC serves as a
state-approved aggregator for the SRECs generated by projects in municipal
utility communities. An SREC is created
for every megawatt hour of electricity produced by a solar project or an
aggregation of solar projects. SRECs are
sold separate from the electricity they produce. As a non-profit, MMWEC trades and sells the
SRECs in bulk at cost. There are nearly
120 solar projects in the MMWEC Solar Aggregate, with a capacity of more than
As the aggregator, MMWEC registers
PV systems in Member territories into the state's production tracking system,
ensuring that meters are properly calculating production and that solar PV
project owners receive proper payment.
Today, solar projects
with a capacity of more than 25 megawatts are located in the 20 MMWEC Member
service territories, with another 20 megawatts under development in those
communities. MMWEC can assist its
members in dealing with development of larger projects, identifying power
purchase contract, power portfolio and
implications of such projects.
HELPS Solar PV Program
The HELPS (Home Energy
Loss Prevention Services) program, established and operated by MMWEC, provides solar
PV services to its participants. Each
HELPS energy audit includes a solar assessment for homeowners considering
solar, and Member utilities can provide rebates and other incentives through
the HELPS program.
For more information
about the HELPS program, visit www.munihelps.org.