Community based solar strategies often require sending electricity value, or Virtual Net Metering Credits (VNMCs), from one site to another. The utility load zone map shows the geographic constraints that solar developers have in the state of Massachusetts for sharing these VNMCs within specific utility and load zone boundaries.
PDF Map of utility load zones by town, as displayed above.
Spreadsheet listing utility providers and load zones for each town in MA.
GIS Shapefile of MA towns tagged with their utility providers and load zones.
1. Breaking Ground: New Models that Deliver Energy Solutions to Low Income Customers, 2016. Resonant Energy supported Co-op Power's contribution to this paper published by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
2. New York Community Solar Case Studies, 2017. Resonant Energy contributed to this white paper outlining policy challenges and opportunities for community solar development in New York State, published by the New York Energy Democracy Alliance.