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Project Update and Planning Webinar: June 20, 1-2 PM

Thank you to all of those who participated in our webinar on June 20 to discuss the status of the PA Solar Future project, issues surrounding siting of grid scale solar in PA and a discussion of questions surrounding appropriate land use for solar etc. We also discuss opportunities to continue sharing information on this topic beyond the project term.

Stakeholder Meeting, March 27, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg

Project Update and Planning Webinar: January 17, 1-2 PM

Thank you to all of those who participated in our webinar on January 17 to discuss the status of the PA solar Future project, plans for the remaining project time, the next stakeholder meeting, and how the project will continue beyond June. If you missed it, please view the webinar and slides below.

PJM Price Proposal: Webinar, December 12, 9-10 AM

The Project Team invites you to participate in a webinar on December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to discuss how the PJM Energy Price Formation may impact solar resources. Maureen Mulligan from Sustainable Futures Communications LLC and Adam Keech from PJM Interconnection will discuss the topic and allow time for audience questions.

Webinar Recording (MP4)

Stakeholder Meeting, November 15, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg

Stakeholder Meeting, June 14, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Registration is required. Eventbrite Sixth Stakeholder Meeting registration

If you can't attend in person, you can participate via webinar. PA Solar Future June 14th Stakeholder Mtg Webinar Registration

Pennsylvania's Solar Future Plan Webinar, May 17

Over 80 people joined us on a webinar to review the feedback from our expert academic reviewers, along with receiving additional updates that we've made to the Solar Future Plan. We also discussed the agenda for the June 14th meeting, and provided an opportunity for questions and answers. If you weren't able to participate we recommend that you view the ppt slides (PowerPoint) and/or listen to the webinar (MP3) prior to attending the June 14th Stakeholder meeting.

Stakeholder Meeting, March 8, Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh

Stakeholder Meeting, December 7, Widener University, Harrisburg

  • Agenda (PDF) | Video (MP4)
  • Introduction:
    • Welcome, Introduction – David Althoff Jr., Department of Environmental Protection
    • Opening Remarks – Dean Christian A. Johnson, Widener Law Commonwealth
    • Project Roadmap (PPTX) – Rob Altenburg, Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future
  • Modeling Report (PPTX)
    • Presented by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Panel Discussion: Community Solar
    • Maureen Mulligan, Sustainable Futures Communications LLC, Harrisburg (Moderator) Solar
    • Jessica Ennis, Earth Justice
    • Justin Wilson, Clean Energy Collective, Coalition for Community Solar Access
    • Nicole Steele, Grid Alternatives
  • Lunch and Keynote (lunch provided)
    • PAPUC Vice Chairman Andrew Place
  • Information on breakout sessions
    • Rob Altenburg – Workgroup Facilitators
  • Workgroup breakout sessions (Note these were not recorded)
    • Regulatory and Ratemaking – led by Ron Celentano, PA Solar Industries Association
    • Markets and Business Models – led by Sharon Pillar, Solar Unified Network of Western PA
    • Operations and Interconnection – led by Professor Jeffrey Brownson, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Low Income And Community Solar: Webinar, December 4

Over 100 stakeholders participated in this discussion of the benefits of solar energy at all socioeconomic levels and what steps might the Commonwealth take to ensure this. Conversations and questions about job training, and barriers to and opportunities for greater access to solar energy in the affordable-housing and low-income communities were discussed.

If you weren't able to participate, we highly recommend viewing the webinar (MP4).


  • Erica McConnell (PPTX), Special Counsel, Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger--Overview of what's going on across the United States in low income solar and their work with Interstate Renewable Energy Council
  • Anya Schoolman (PPTX), Executive Director, Solar United Neighbors—Successful low-income models.
  • Andrew Kleeman (PPTX), Energy Executive, SVP Energy Solutions—His experience in Pennsylvania as a solar company owner and energy efficiency project manager, as well as his work on low income solar at ECA Energy Coordinating Agency and ECO-SAVERS.

Meeting Prep Webinar, November 16

Approximately 85 stakeholders participated in this discussion of the project progress so far and our project deliverables. Thank you!

Work group facilitators walked through pivotal factors and strategies gathered so far and how they'll factor into the Pennsylvania Solar Future Plan, while attendees asked questions and provided comments.

If you weren't able to participate, we highly recommend viewing the webinar (MP4) prior to the December 7 stakeholder meeting.

Third Stakeholder Meeting: September 14, 2017, Villanova University, Radnor, PA

Alternative Ratemaking Webinar, August 23, 2017

Thanks to the approximately 75 stakeholders who participated in the webinar discussing alternative ratemaking potential impact on PA's Solar Future.

Three presenters: Karl Rabago Executive (Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center), Eric Miller (of KEEA) and Alan Cohn (Manager of Regulatory Strategy, PECO) explored topics such as: the value of solar, time of use rates, buy all/sell all tariffs, etc. Each presenter provided a 15-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of questions, answers and discussion among the panel. We highly recommend all stakeholders view the webinar (MP4) prior to the September 14th stakeholder meeting.

Second Stakeholders Meeting: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

Modeling Webinar: May 8, 2017

Thanks to the approximately 50 stakeholders who participated in the webinar on long-range energy alternatives planning (LEAP) modeling (MP4) for Finding Pennsylvania's Solar Future. Staff from Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) covered about 20 questions submitted in advance, as well as excellent inquiries along the way. The webinar provided interested stakeholders with a great opportunity for further insight into the modeling process. VEIC also gave us a heads up on some of the baseline modeling information they plan to present at the June 8 stakeholder meeting. We highly recommend that all project participants view the webinar at the above link prior to the June 8 meeting.

Project Kickoff Stakeholders Meeting: March 2, 2017,
Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg:

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