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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1042



Draft Pennsylvania's Solar Future Plan; Public Comment

[48 Pa.B. 4017]
[Saturday, July 7, 2018]

 Finding Pennsylvania's Solar Future is a Statewide planning project led by the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) Energy Programs Office seeking to develop strategies for increasing this Commonwealth's in-State solar power generation by 2030. The project is funded by an award from the United States Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office and is set to produce several deliverables, including the Pennsylvania Solar Future Plan (Plan).

 The Plan explores the Commonwealth's technical and economic potential to increase in-State solar generation to provide 10% of in-State electricity consumption by 2030. Over 500 stakeholders participated in exploring the likely pathways to achieving the 2030 target by modeling the economic, environmental and health factors across different sectors in this Commonwealth.

 The Plan, the primary deliverable thus far, includes extensive modeling of multiple solar growth scenarios out to 2030, as well as 15 strategies that could lead this Commonwealth to increasing solar to 10% of electric consumption. The strategies, developed and discussed by the project team and stakeholder group, were identified as the most impactful actions that will lead to significant, and equitable, growth of the solar industry in this Commonwealth.

 The draft Plan formulated by the Department, the project team and stakeholder groups is available for public comment.

 The Department will consider all comments received on or before August 20, 2018. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment system at or by e-mail to Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Written comments should be submitted by mail to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, 400 Market Street, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

 Questions regarding this draft Plan should be directed to David Althoff at or (717) 783-0542.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1042. Filed for public inspection July 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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