The Energy Storage Association is continuing to expand our efforts to directly shape the future of energy storage in different states through engagement on the ground. ESA and our members worked closely with legislators in the MA State House to develop the bill passed in August that paves the way for new energy storage ownership models and potential procurement goals for the state.
This morning ESA held the first meeting of our Massachusetts Storage Working Group, bringing more than 50 of our members together to launch a platform for the industry to engage directly with MA DOER and government leaders as they shape the future of the industry in the Bay State. In a packed room - hosted by Pierce Atwood in Boston - the Working Group was joined by MA DOER Commissioner Judith Judson for a conversation around her office’s plans for meeting the deadlines established by H.4568.
‘This is an exciting gathering for the industry – and DOER looks forward to working in collaboration with ESA and its members in our efforts to implement our energy storage goals for the future,’ said Cmsr. Judson as she opened her presentation this morning. Cmsr. Judson led attendees through the driving factors that will shape the DOER’s decision making in the coming months, and put emphasis on the need to demonstrate and properly quantify the value delivered to rate payers and customers throughout the state.
Slides and materials from the meeting will be made available on ESA’s Members Only site, and we will be launching a dedicated portal for MA Working Group information, resources, and participation information.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining the MA Working Group, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details will be distributed to members in forthcoming communications.