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.

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.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – Solar Responders Brings Resilient Power to Puerto Rico’s Fire Stations
October 26, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan

Solar Responders equips Puerto Rico’s fire stations with solar+storage to provide backup power and ensure effective communication and emergency services during natural disasters. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

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.

Comments in Response to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Request for Information on Equitable Access to Community-Based Solar
June 3, 2021 by Adam Flint, Grayson Flood, Haley Havens, Jonathan Welle, Lynn Benander, Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group contributed to comments prepared by the Initiative for Energy Justice, People’s Solar Energy Fund, and People Power Solar Cooperative in response to DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office request for information on barriers to community solar deployment and other models to increase access to solar.

Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Critical Facilities Serving Low-Income Communities: A Survey of Service Providers
April 21, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

Clean Energy Group conducted a survey to assess market barriers for solar+storage at critical facilities serving low-income communities. This report summarizes the survey results and suggests actions to bring the benefits of solar+storage to the people who need it most.