In July 2008, Governor Patrick signed a major energy reform bill, the Green Communities Act (S.B. 2768). As part of that legislation, Massachusetts created the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS), which requires meeting 5% of the state's electric load with "alternative energy" by 2020 (as shown below). The requirement increases by 0.25% after 2020 per compliance year.
The “alternative energy generating sources” include combined heat and power (CHP) projects, flywheel energy storage, energy-efficient steam technology. and renewable technologies that generate useful thermal energy. These projects must be new (start date after January 1, 2008) and must receive a statement of qualification from the Department of Energy Resources to qualify.
|Incentive Type:||Other Policy|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Name:||M.G.L. ch. 25A § 11F 1/2|
|Name:||225 CMR 16.00|
|Name:||Public Information Officer|
|Organization:||Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources|
100 Cambridge Street
Boston MA 02110-1313
This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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