Tag: massachusetts

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Massachusetts teams up with Maine on 1 GW wind farm

January 6, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts intends to finance up to 40% of a wind power project in far northern Maine, potentially giving the state the partner it needs to make the project a reality. The partnership comes as states in the Northeast are struggling […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Hydro-Québec acquires 13 U.S. hydroelectric power stations

October 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

HQI US Holding LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, agreed to acquire Great River Hydro LLC, owner of 13 hydroelectric power stations in the U.S. states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Great River Hydro was offered for sale by […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts climate law boosts offshore wind, EVs

August 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts’ governor signed into law a climate change bill that’s meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Ponds, reservoirs could host floating solar in space-constrained Massachusetts

September 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A new joint venture between Boston-based BlueWave Solar and European photovoltaics firm Ciel et Terre is poised to bring floating solar panels to the ponds and reservoirs of Massachusetts for the first time. Supporters say the plan has the potential […]

News and Policies, State

Natural Gas Power Reliance Factors Heavily in Massachusetts Net-Zero Actions

January 7, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed a bill that eyes net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050, setting interim GHG reduction targets to achieve reductions of least 85% below 1990 levels within the next 30 years. On Jan. 4, both […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Adding intelligent storage can boost solar project revenues by 50%, Stem claims

June 24, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Adding energy storage can boost solar PV project revenues by as much as 50% in the US state of Massachusetts, US developer Stem Inc has claimed. The storage provider made the claim while announcing the completion of a front-of-meter solar […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts to Incorporate 6 New Energy Storage Projects of More Than 20 MW

August 20, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) recently announced six additional energy storage projects of more than 20 MW at municipal power plants throughout New England including Madison, Maine, and Ashburnham, Templeton, Wakefield, Middleton and Taunton, Massachusetts. The new projects follow the […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts mayor says access to cheap gas not worth the cost to climate

July 9, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

A Massachusetts mayor is siding with safety and environmental groups in a pipeline debate that’s pitting climate fears against local economic concerns. Holyoke, Massachusetts’ municipal utility has halted new natural gas hookups because it can’t meet growing demand under existing […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear energy era closes out in Massachusetts

June 3, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and Raptor Maps signed a deal to co-develop utility-scale solar asset management technologies to optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets. Under an MoU signed this week, the two Massachusetts companies plan […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]

News and Policies, State

Competition for offshore wind ramps up in Massachusetts

June 13, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

Massachusetts’ bid to become the nation’s leader in offshore wind power is ramping up. The state’s electric utilities — National Grid, Eversource and Unitil — are slated to release by June 30 their requirements for projects seeking to develop the […]

News and Policies, State

Lawmakers weigh bill to boost hydro, wind power

June 9, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state’s overall energy mix is expected to win approval in the House. Read More on Penn Energy

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts Utility Seeks to Stay “Ahead of the Game” with Solar Grid Penetration

May 13, 2016

Via: Renewable Energy News

On May 9, Trimark Associates announced that it would be implementing its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology at two 1-MW solar PVsites in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borrego Solar is building the projects, which are part of a test […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Natural Gas Pipeline Congestion is Squeezing Energy Managers

May 9, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

If opponents of Kinder Morgan’s $3.3 billion pipeline project have their way, federal regulators will throw out its application to build the 412-mile line. A group called PLAN-NE is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to deny the line that […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts Solar Inaction Costing Hundreds Of Millions In Lost Revenue

April 8, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

New analysis from the US Solar Energy Industries Association has found inaction on solar in Massachusetts is costing cities and towns millions in lost revenue. According to a new analysis conducted by Vote Solar and the US Solar Energy Industries […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts solar industry frustrated by legislative inaction

April 1, 2016

Via: PV Resources

Legislative inaction on raising net metering caps has halted construction on more than 500 solar projects valued at US$617 million in Massachusetts, according to a new report. Solar organisations are becoming increasingly agitated with the inaction on a bill that […]