08 Dec '17, 3pm

Massachusetts Awards Grants for Development of Energy Storage

The announcement was made by Governor Baker during an event at UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital. The critical care facility will use funding received under the grant program to integrate a 400kw solar canopy and energy storage system. In June, in accordance with the bipartisan comprehensive energy diversification legislation signed by Governor Baker in August of 2016, the Department of Energy Resources announced a 200 MWh energy storage target for the state’s three electric distribution companies to achieve by January 1, 2020. Massachusetts currently has approximately 4 MW and 7 MWh of advanced energy storage installed. “The development and deployment of energy storage projects will be vital to the Commonwealth’s ability to continue leading the nation in energy efficiency,” said Governor Baker. “Funding these storage projects is an investment in our energy portfolio t...

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