December 11, 2023

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (MA DPU)

Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Green Municipal Aggregation Cuts Costs and Emissions in Mass., Study Says
The slow rate of approvals of new municipal aggregations at the state’s Department of Public Utilities has limited the reach of these programs, the researchers said.
SouthCoast Wind
More Bad OSW News: SouthCoast Bails, Ørsted Tanks
SouthCoast Wind is on the verge of falling out of the development pipeline, having reached agreements to buy its way out of too-low power purchase agreements.
Commonwealth Wind PPA Cancellations OK’d
The Massachusetts DPU has approved cancellation of Commonwealth Wind's PPAs and approved terms of the state's fourth wind power solicitation.
Mass. DPU Moves to Streamline Municipal Aggregation
New simplified process and rules will accelerate the Massachusetts DPU's review of municipal aggregation plans and enhance consumer protections.
More Environmental Information Required for Western Mass. Gas Pipeline
The state found Eversource's Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Western Massachusetts gas pipeline to be inadequate.
Medway Grid LLC via Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)
Massachusetts DPU Greenlights Major Battery Projects After Delays
The Massachusetts DPU cleared the way for two major battery facilities that would have a combined rating of 400 MW/800MWh, which is most of the state's 1,000-MW target for 2025.
Checking in on Clean Energy at the Mass. Legislature
Legislative priorities in Massachusetts for climate and energy policy include expediting permitting and siting, gas system decarbonization, reducing electricity costs, and addressing the role of competitive electric suppliers.
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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.
SouthCoast Wind
Developer Seeks to Terminate SouthCoast Wind PPAs
SouthCoast Wind Energy has asked to end offshore wind power purchase agreements with Massachusetts electric distribution companies, citing rising costs.
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Look to Address Heating, Building Emissions
Massachusetts lawmakers and climate advocates held a legislative briefing on a set of bills looking to spur the decarbonization of the state’s heating sector.

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