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The Green Communities Designation and Grant Program, is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that supports and rewards communities that meet certain clean energy goals established by DOER. In addition to receiving the title of “Green Community,” a city or town that receives this designation is qualified for special energy efficiency, renewable energy initiatives and incentives offered by DOER. This strategy outlines how to receive a Green... Read more
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), also known as municipal electric aggregation, is a way for one or a group of cities and towns currently served by investor-owned utilities to use bulk purchasing power to negotiate electric supply on behalf of their residents and small businesses currently on basic service. Typically in Massachusetts, residents and businesses receive their utility’s basic service supply by default. Communities with CCA can contract for rates and renewable energy content with... Read more
An energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is a special contracting tool that allows building owners to pay for energy efficiency upgrades out of the energy cost savings guaranteed by the contractor. In Massachusetts, ESPCs are defined as a subset of energy management services (EMS) agreements, which can also include performance-based energy generation projects. MGL Ch. 25A sections 11c and 11i allow public entities to contract for the full range of EMS through a single solicitation process... Read more