Mass Wins Clean Energy Award

| May 16, 2018

Boston – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was recently honored by the Clean Energy State Alliance (CESA) for its leadership on energy storage. The Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program received the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy award. The award, one of only six nationwide, recognizes state and municipal programs that demonstrate leadership, effectiveness, and innovation in advancing renewable energy and other clean energy technologies.

Part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Energy Storage Initiative, the ACES program was funded by the Department of Energy Resources through Alternative Compliance Payments and administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

The program awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects to develop the Commonwealth’s energy storage market and deliver benefits to Massachusetts ratepayers and the electrical grid. The ACES program benefits 25 communities across the state and has drawn in $32 million in matching funds, helping to grow the Commonwealth’s energy storage economy.

CESA honored the Commonwealth for “demonstrating effective energy storage use cases and business models, the ACES program will have impacts far beyond Massachusetts.”

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