BOSTON-National Grid is proposing the development of four of its properties into solar generating facilities. Under the Green Communities Act, utilities are allowed to develop and own up to 50 megawatts of solar generating facilities by 2010. The proposal was filed recently with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The plan is scheduled to complete in 2009 because of the 2010 restriction, according to National Grid.

“We believe that developing solar generation can offer very real benefits to our customers,” says Tom King, president of National Grid in the US, in a statement, “and complements our existing portfolio of energy efficiency programs across the Northeast.”

The plan proposes to install solar panels onto four company-owned Massachusetts sites on Wharf Street in Revere; Victory Road in Dorchester; Rover Street in Everett; and Hilldale Road in Haverhill. The sites were chosen since they have sufficient space which can assis in relieving electricity congestion points.

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