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.

Five Reasons to Be Concerned About Green Hydrogen
September 7, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan

While hydrogen might have a valid role to play in deep decarbonization of the heavy transport or industrial sectors, runaway plans to use it extensively in the power sector have the potential to jeopardize the health of environmental justice communities, not to mention renewable energy goals.

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.

Assessment of Potential Energy Storage Alternatives for Project 2015A in Peabody, Massachusetts
July 28, 2021 by Strategen Consulting

This briefing paper assesses the viability of battery storage as a replacement for a proposed gas and oil peaker power plant in Peabody, Massachusetts. It examines the cost-effectiveness and public health implications of developing battery storage as an alternative solution to the proposed fossil-fuel power plant, known as Project 2015A.

Comments in Response to the DOE Hydrogen Program Request for Information on the Viability of Hydrogen Demonstration and Deployment Projects
July 14, 2021 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group submitted a response to DOE’s request for information regarding potential hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, raising concerns about the recent wave of support for “clean” hydrogen development. The response details multiple critical issues that have not been adequately addressed in the rush to portray hydrogen as an emissions-free solution for the energy sector.

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.

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.

Resilient Power Leadership Initiative Grant Awards
April 12, 2021 by Clean Energy Group

The Resilient Power Leadership Initiative provides support to community-based organizations working in the areas of energy and environmental justice, with the goal of helping to build organizational capacity related to solar+storage and seed long-term, community-led programs that further advance energy equity and environmental justice.

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.