Select Studies & Initiatives

Financing & Incentives

  • Wind Facts and Assistance - DOER
  • Green Communities
  • Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard Programs (APS)
    Massachusetts' Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) was one of the first programs in the nation that required a certain percentage of the state's electricity to come from renewable energy. The Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) was established to complement the RPS Program, providing requirements and incentives for alternative electricity technologies.
  • Net Metering Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

    Net metering allows customers of an electric distribution company to generate their own electricity from clean energy sources in order to offset their electricity usage. Net metering can lower a customer's electricity bill by reducing the amount of electricity the customer must buy from the distribution company. Net metering also allows customers to be compensated for any electricity they generate but do not use. Learn more about net-metering from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

  • Federal Funding & Financing
    The U.S. Department of Energy offers a number of grant, loan and financing programs in support of public and private clean energy projects.
  • MassCEC Commonwealth Wind
    Supports the development of appropriately-sited wind energy facilities.

Requirements & Technical Assistance

Wind Energy Projects

Some communities are already benefitting from clean energy produced by wind turbines. Learn about wind projects in Massachusetts.