|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.
|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.
|What is a Peaker Power Plant?
January 19, 2021 by Clean Energy Group
What is a peaker power plant? This short video discusses peaker power plants and the risks they pose to vulnerable communities.
|Overcoming Barriers to Solar+Storage in Affordable Housing: A Survey of Multifamily Affordable Housing Developers
January 12, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore
Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of affordable housing owners and developers, technical services providers, and other stakeholders to assess existing market barriers. A new report summarizes the results of this survey and suggests actions to bring the benefits of solar+storage to the people who need it most.