December 2, 2023

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MA DOER)

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Northeast Stakeholders Push Transmission Planning, Siting Reform

Speakers at Raab Associates’ New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable emphasized the importance of transmission planning to ensure the grid can handle increased amounts of variable clean energy and higher demand from electrification.

Mass. Utilities Submit Grid Modernization Drafts
Eversource and National Grid expect their annual peak electricity load in Massachusetts to more than double by 2050.
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New England Stakeholders Discuss Clean Energy Market Mechanisms
New England energy industry leaders met at the 29th annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition to discuss regionwide clean energy market mechanisms.
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Mass. DOER Issues Draft RFP for Region’s Largest OSW Solicitation
The Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources issued a draft request for proposals for up to 3,600 MW of offshore wind generation, the state’s largest solicitation yet.
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Mahony Named Mass. DOER Commissioner
The former deputy of new Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has been picked to lead the state’s Department of Energy Resources.
What’s Next for Massachusetts’ FCEM Proposal?
Massachusetts kicked off the year by giving new life to a longtime goal of many New England energy advocates: developing a Forward Clean Energy Market.
Massachusetts Floats FCEM Proposal
The energy department of outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker left a gift on the governor’s last day in office: a Forward Clean Energy Market proposal.
Massachusetts OKs Sharing Cost of Maine Wind Power
Massachusetts electric distribution companies have been authorized to take on up to 40% of a two-part, $1.7 billion clean energy project in northern Maine.
Mass. Moves Forward with Contentious Net-zero Building Code Proposal
Massachusetts has published proposed code language for its new net-zero building performance standards.
Changes Coming to Massachusetts EV Rebate Program, Energy Commissioner Says
Gov. Charlie Baker's administration and Mass. legislators are eyeing tweaks to the state's EV program from rebate size to a price cap for qualifying vehicles.

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