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DPU Technical Conference Addresses Issues Related To DG Interconnection Tariff And National Grid "Cluster Study"
Distributed generation (DG) projects across the Commonwealth have been stalled in the midst of the "Cluster Study" impacting National Grid's service territory in central and western Massachusetts.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Second 83C Offshore Wind RFP Submitted To Massachusetts DPU For Approval
The Massachusetts electric distribution companies ("Distribution Companies"), together with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources ...
United States
10 Apr 2019
Is Competitive Supply Working For Residential Customers In Massachusetts?
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities ("DPU") wants to know. The DPU recently opened docket D.P.U. 19-07 to investigate whether improvements can be made to the retail electric
United States
21 Feb 2019
National Grid Seeks $166 Million For Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Development Program
As part of its petition seeking an increase in distribution rates and approval of a performance-based ratemaking plan
United States
29 Nov 2018
What To Expect When The SMART Portal Opens Nov. 26
As outlined in a previous post, SMART will kick off with the opening of the application portal on November 26. This post provides an overview of the application process.
United States
26 Nov 2018
DOER: SMART On Track For November 26 Rollout
In a series of October presentations, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) ...
United States
19 Nov 2018
Escalation Of Cybersecurity Threats To National Power System Prompts FERC To Call For Stricter Reporting Standards
On July 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission"), pursuant to its authority under section 215 of the Federal Power Act, issued a final rule directing...
United States
6 Aug 2018
Massachusetts Selects Vineyard Wind In 83C RFP
The Evaluation Team in Massachusetts' Section 83C Offshore Wind Generation request for proposals ("RFP") for long term contracts for offshore wind has announced that our client Vineyard Wind...
United States
25 May 2018
TUE Committee To Hold Hearing On DPU's Approval Of MMRC Demand Charge
Massachusetts Legislators are taking a look at the Department of Public Utilities' (DPU) recent approval of an Eversource Energy ...
United States
29 Jan 2018
Massachusetts Department Of Public Utilities Investigates Issues Relating To Net Metering, Energy Storage, And Forward Capacity Market Participation
These issues have been percolating for years. In fact, D.P.U. 17-146 follows directly from prior dockets in which the DPU avoided addressing these policy issues.
United States
8 Nov 2017
State Street Global Advisors Gets On The Climate Disclosure Express — In A Big Way
Earlier this month, State Street Global Advisors joined the chorus of money managers urging corporate boards, particularly those in "high-impact sectors" – meaning "oil and gas, utilities and mining" – to do a better job ...
United States
4 Sep 2017
Update: Massachusetts DPU Sets A February 24th Intervention Deadline In Eversource Rate Case
According to a Notice issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) on January 30, 2017, parties who desire to participate in the evidentiary phase of the D.P.U. 17-05 proceeding...
United States
9 Feb 2017
Eversource Proposes Rate Increases And $400 Million In Grid Modernization Investments
On January 17, 2017, Eversource Energy filed a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that would increase base distribution rates for its 1.4 million electricity customers across the Commonwealth.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year In Preview: Energy And Security
In 2015, a sophisticated cyberattack hit six of Ukraine's energy providers simultaneously, causing a blackout for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. The U.S. has thus far evaded similar attacks...
United States
15 Dec 2016
Massachusetts Gears Up For Energy Storage Grant Program
The report released by the Massachusetts DOER and the MassCEC on 16/9 put forward a bevy of policy proposals that have reinvigorated discussions of energy storage in the Commonwealth.
United States
28 Sep 2016
DOER And MassCEC Release Report On Energy Storage
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources ("DOER") and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center ("MassCEC") released their long-awaited report on energy storage, "State of Charge" on Friday.
United States
21 Sep 2016
Massachusetts Legislature Enacts Significant Energy Bill In Support Of Offshore Wind And Hydro Procurement, Storage And Transmission
Late last night, the Massachusetts legislature enacted House Bill 4568, an act to promote energy diversity (the "Act"). Overall, the Act marks a compromise between the House's original
United States
4 Aug 2016
MA DPU Sets September 26, 2016 As Net Metering "Notification Date" Setting The Stage For Transition To A Market Net Metering Credit
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities today issued its Order Announcing Notification Date in its proceeding under 16-64, setting September 26, 2016 at 2PM as the "Notification Date" related to the transition to market net metering credits for private net metering projects.
United States
2 Aug 2016
Massachusetts DPU Issues Final Order On Net Metering Emergency Regulations
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has issued its final Order (16-64-C) in its Docket 16-64 and has released its draft of amended net metering regulations under 220 CMR 18.00 et seq.
United States
21 Jul 2016
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