Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Mass. Department of Environmental Protection set to approve application for MIT Central Utilities Plant upgrade

Kristin Lund reports in MIT News on the progress of MIT’s efforts to upgrade its central utilities plant. MIT is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In its efforts to upgrade the on-campus Central Utilities Plant (CUP), … Continue reading

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Program to foster community microgrids in Mass.

Maxine Joselow reports in E&E News that Massachusetts may soon be home to several new community microgrid projects.* The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center launched a program earlier this month aimed at catalyzing the development of community microgrids throughout the state. … Continue reading

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New Massachusetts microgrid program offers grants for microgrid feasibility studies

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts added a sweetener last week by making funds available for microgrid feasibility studies. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has issued a ‘request for expressions of interest’ seeking teams to develop community microgrids. … Continue reading

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Expressions of Interest – MassCEC Community Microgrids Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Community Microgrids Program seeks to catalyze the development of community microgrids throughout Massachusetts to lower customer energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and provide increased energy resilience. The program intends to award funding … Continue reading

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Will Massachusetts emerge as the hub of the Microgrid Industry?

Elisa Wood opines in Microgrid Knowledge about the potential emergence of Massachusetts as the hub of the growing microgrid industry. Say ‘oil’ and Houston comes to mind. Software is Silicon Valley. Steel is Pittsburgh. But for the fledgling microgrid industry, … Continue reading

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One day, two states: history making moves on distributed energy resources

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about bold moves taken by New York and Massachusetts toward supporting the development of distributed energy resources (DER) It was a shot heard around the world – or two shots rather – when yesterday … Continue reading

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Massachusetts issues energy storage solicitation offering $10M

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts has released a much-awaited energy storage solicitation on Thursday offering up to $10 million for new projects. Issued by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), … Continue reading

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Boston calls for microgrid development as a climate strategy

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on a new climate strategy report by the city of Boston, which calls for microgrid development in several neighborhoods to avert power outages and promote low-carbon energy. A product … Continue reading

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Massachusetts’ new rate-case ruling is good news for distributed energy

Jeff St. John reports in Greentech Media (GTM) that in the battle between utilities and clean energy advocates over cost-shifting, Massachusetts regulators have handed the clean energy side a victory. In a decision issued last week, the state’s Department of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts positions to be third state to set an Energy Storage Mandate

Elisa Wood and Lisa Cohn report in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts entered the vanguard of the energy storage industry with legislative approval late Sunday night of an omnibus energy bill containing an energy storage mandate. The mandate – a requirement … Continue reading

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