|Resilience Matters: Opportunities for Action to Strengthen Communities
March 1, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Laurie Mazur, Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore
This publication by the Island Press Urban Resilience Project is a compilation of articles, op-eds, and interviews celebrating our collective progress in 2021, while highlighting how far we have yet to go. Four of the seven articles in the Energy section were written by CEG staff.
|CEG Comments to Illinois Commerce Commission on Energy Storage Cost-Benefit Valuation
January 14, 2022 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Comments submitted to the ICC as stakeholder input to its energy storage proceedings addressing cost-benefit valuation for energy storage.
|CEG Comments on Pittsfield Generating Station (MA) Operating Permit Renewal
December 22, 2021 by Shelley Robbins
CEG testified virtually and submitted written comments regarding the renewal of the Pittsfield Generating Company LP’s operating permit renewal by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
|Energy Storage for Winter Grid Reliability: How Batteries Became the Low-Cost Solution for Power Assurance in Massachusetts
December 2, 2021 by Applied Economics Clinic
Winter electric peaking capacity services are currently undervalued in the Massachusetts programs that provide battery customers with performance payments to supply power back to the grid at times of high demand.
|ConnectedSolutions: An Assessment for Massachusetts
September 29, 2021 by Applied Economics Clinic
This report assesses the design and performance of the Massachusetts ConnectedSolutions program, as it has been administered in the first three-year program cycle, and compares it with related programs in other states across the country.
|Energy Storage Policy Best Practices from New England: Ten Lessons from Six States
August 5, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
This report explores energy storage policy best practices and lessons learned from the New England states. It aims to inform state policymakers and regulators seeking to expand energy storage markets.
|Comments to the Massachusetts EEAC regarding ConnectedSolutions Program Expansion and Revision for 2022-2024
June 14, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council regarding ConnectedSolutions battery storage program solutions shortcomings, which should be addressed in the upcoming 2022-2024 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan.
|Comments on the EmPOWER Maryland Program
June 14, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean Energy Group submitted comments to the Maryland Energy Efficiency Advocates Future Programming Working Group on how the ConnectedSolutions model could be used to reduce peak electricity demand while bringing cost savings and energy resilience benefits to Maryland’s ratepayers, including limited-income households.
|ConnectedSolutions: The New Economics of Solar+Storage for Affordable Housing in Massachusetts
February 10, 2021 by Amy Simpkins, Dr. Travis Simpkins, Geoff Oxnam, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul
An analysis of multifamily affordable housing properties in Massachusetts finds that participation in the state’s new battery storage incentive program, called ConnectedSolutions, significantly improves the financial viability of solar+storage at affordable housing developments.
|ConnectedSolutions: A New State Funding Mechanism to Make Battery Storage Accessible to All
February 10, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
This report aims to inform state policymakers about the structure and benefits of the ConnectedSolution battery storage program model. It summarizes barriers to scaling up distributed battery storage, explains how the ConnectedSolutions program was developed in the Northeast, and discusses why the program has been successful.