Comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Regarding Policies to Encourage the Cost-Effective Deployment of Energy Storage Systems

January 30, 2017

Lew Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul - et al. | Clean Energy Group, Acadia Center, Union of Concerned Scientists

Clean Energy Group, in collaboration with the Union of Concerned Scientists and Acadia Center, submitted comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in round 2 of stakeholder comments in support of its decision to adopt targets for energy storage utility procurement, as per An Act to Promote Energy Diversity, Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2016 (“Energy Diversity Act”).

Our comments in this second round fall into the following seven broad categories:

  1. Mandatory vs. voluntary target
  2. DOER Authority
  3. Utility ownership
  4. Size and ramping of target
  5. Cost-effectiveness of storage
  6. Addressing specific utility comments from round 1
  7. Process going forward

Clean Energy Group submitted comments to DOER in round 1; read them here.