ESA Filings: Massachusetts

  • NECEC Initial Comments - DPU 17-146

    Posted: September 6, 2018 - 09:33 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Dear Hearing Officers Rubin and Tohme: The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), on behalf of its member companies and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Vote Solar, the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), and the Energy Storage Association (ESA),1 appreciates the opportunity to submit written comments in response to the Department of Public Utilities’ (“Department” or “DPU”) inquiry in D.P.U. 17-146, relative to the eligibility of energy storage systems to net meter. The issues raised in this docket have far-reaching implications for the deployment of both net metering technologies and energy storage in Massachusetts. Customers are increasingly pursuing combined net metering+storage installations, which can maximize the value of the component parts not only for customers but also for the distribution system, and our member company solar and storage providers are developing packages of solutions to meet customer needs. Capturing the value of net metering+storage will be critical for achieving the Commonwealth’s goals for energy storage and net metering technologies, as well as necessary to enable customers to choose these resources to meet their energy needs.

  • NECEC Reply Comments - DPU 17-146

    Posted: March 9, 2018 - 15:50 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Dear Hearing Officers Rubin and Tohme: The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), on behalf of its member companies and Clean Energy Group (CEG), Energy Storage Association (ESA), Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Vote Solar, 1 appreciates the opportunity to respond to initial comments submitted by stakeholders in the second phase of the Department of Public Utilities’ (“Department” or “DPU”) inquiry in D.P.U. 17-146, relative to net metering facility participation in the Forward Capacity Market (FCM). The issues raised by stakeholders underscore the continued importance of the inquiry for the deployment and evolution of clean energy net metering-eligible technologies and business models in Massachusetts, under both current and future incentive program regimes.

  • ESA Comments on SMART Program Emergency Regulation

    Posted: July 11, 2017 - 16:55 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Attached is the Energy Storage Association’s Reply to Stakeholder Input Request Pursuant to An Act Relative to Solar Energy, Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2016.

  • Testimony Presented To Joint Committee On Revenue House Bill 2600 An Act Relative To Promote Energy Storage Systems

    Posted: May 31, 2017 - 15:24 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Chairs Brady and Kaufman, Vice-Chairs Creem and Campbell, and Members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing today. I am the Policy & Advocacy Director at the Energy Storage Association. Our nation-wide membership comprises nearly 200 electric utilities, developers, manufacturers, and other companies directly involved in advanced energy storage. Several of our members conduct energy storage or related business activities in Massachusetts.

  • Statement of Support for Energy Storage in Massachusetts Energy Legislation

    Posted: March 10, 2016 - 17:14 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    We strongly support authorizing the Department of Energy Resources to determine and adopt appropriate targets for viable and cost-effective energy storage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as in S. 1762 (Downing).