HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced today that she has sponsored legislation to create a local solar program.
The proposed program, PA Local Solar, would allow electric utilities in Pennsylvania to establish subscriber programs, by which electric customers could elect to purchase 100% localized solar energy, rather than the traditional grid mix. PA Local Solar provides citizens and businesses with the choice to participate in an off-site solar program, but does not mandate participation, nor require any state funding.
“I am excited to introduce House Bill 1970, which expands access to solar power in Pennsylvania,” said Mizgorski. “Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available but is limited to the traditional grid mix. My legislation eliminates barriers and provides all customers with the opportunity to purchase solar energy from local solar projects, located right here in Pennsylvania. By providing all customers with the opportunity to choose solar power, we expand the reach of renewable energy into all communities.”
The legislation has bipartisan and bicameral support, with Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) introducing similar legislation in the Senate.
More information about House Bill 1970 can be found here
The 30th District includes Hampton and Richland townships, portions of O’Hara and Shaler townships and the borough of Fox Chapel in Allegheny County.
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Representative Lori Mizgorski
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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