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New Vermont law re-opens opportunity for Vermonters

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EAST MONTPELIER, Vt.—H.702 was put into law Tuesday at the McKnight Farm.

With the enthusiastic support of renewable energy businesses and others supporting a clean sustainable energy future, Governor Peter Shumlin signed H.702 into law.

After reaching a cap that limitied some utilities ability to continue to allow rate payer to connect their self-produced electricity to the grid, Net-metering will be re-opened.

Net-metering is a state program that allows Vermonters to produce their own electricity, through small hydro, wind and solar energy.

H. 702 passed 136 to 8 through the Vermont House and unanimously in the Senate.

"With the passage of this bill, renewable energy businesses can get back to work offering solar to all Vermonters and we can keep our #1 ranking in solar jobs per capita," said Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) Chair, Tom Hughes of Sunward Systems. 

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