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Erin Sweet
Associate, Energy Service Division
The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Erin Sweet, an associate at Cadmus, leads the owner’s agent services team, which helps municipalities, state agencies, and other entities make effective business decisions about renewable energy projects and participation. Since 2010, Ms. Sweet has advised on more than 25 projects, assisting with planning and conceptual design, feasibility assessments, vendor solicitation and selection, and contract negotiations. She has also played an integral role in both the design and evaluation of various energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs, working to increase the efficiency and efficacy of these programs.

A committed proponent of solar power, Erin is the primary author of several resources designed to facilitate solar development, including “Community Shared Solar: Implementation Guidelines for Massachusetts Communities.” Produced by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources under the U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge, this resource details the steps necessary to implement these innovative projects in Massachusetts.

Erin has worked to ensure that Massachusetts’ net metering program operates efficiently and supports the state’s policy goals, and she performed a critical role on the team that developed and implemented Massachusetts’ System of Assurance of Net Metering Eligibility. In support of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Erin helped translate DPU regulations into software that allows host customers of proposed net metering facilities to apply for a guarantee of net metering eligibility. This unique system is designed to reduce uncertainty and risk for investors, developers, and host customers of planned net metering facilities, decrease project finance costs, and facilitate renewable energy development in Massachusetts.

Erin holds an MA degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University.