30 Jun '17, 4pm

The Long-Awaited Massachusetts Energy Storage Target Has Arrived

Basketball fans have March Madness, political junkies get a big election every four years, and the Oscars roll around every February. For energy storage buffs, moments of collective anticipation are harder to come by. Friday is as good as it gets, thanks to the long-awaited release of Massachusetts' energy storage procurement target. Following a law passed last summer , the Department of Energy Resources took until the close of 2016 to decide a target was a good idea, and then had until July to name a number. And the number is: 200 megawatt-hours by 2020. That target comes with additional sweeteners like $10 million in additional funding for demonstration projects and a pledge to investigate eligibility for storage systems under the state Alternative Portfolio Standard. And, depending on how this first round goes, the DOER may add another target after 2020. "Massachusetts'...

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