|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.
|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.
|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 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.