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Community Clean Energy Resiliency

This $40 million initiative is part of the Patrick Administration’s comprehensive climate change preparedness effort. It is a grant program focused on municipal resilience that uses clean energy technology solutions to protect communities from interruptions in energy services due to severe climate events made worse by the effects of climate change.

Project Implementation Awards

DOER awarded $7.4 million in first round Project Implementation grants to municipalities under the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative. The funding will be used for six projects to implement clean energy technologies to improve resiliency at critical facilities. Click to view details pdf format of PI Implementation Application Summary Link
of the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and the grant awards made.
 

Technical Assistance Awards

Through the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative, DOER has awarded 27 applicants technical assistance support, at no cost to them, through a consulting team procured by DOER. This team partnership between the Cadmus Group, MCFA and HOMER Energy, will provide expert analysis of potential project sites and critical facilities, and develop recommendations for resilient clean energy solutions. Click to view pdf format of Community Resiliency Award Summary
the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and a list of the critical facilities supported through the projects.

Project Implementation Solicitation (PON-ENE-2014-036)

Through the Community Clean Energy Resiliency initiative applicants may request project implementation funding. DOER seeks projects that will provide critical services using clean energy technology to vital facilities in communities across the Commonwealth.

All of the information on this solicitation can be found on CommBuys.

The solicitation application information is provided here pdf format of Project Implementation Application Information
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Project Implementation Application Information pdf format of Project Implementation Application Information

Clarification - Any PI project applicant that was funded less than 100% of their requested first round PI project application dollar amount may submit a revised PI project Application in the second round of PI project Applications, which will be evaluated by DOER against all other second round PI project Applications.

Deadline Extension - Application deadline extended to October 29, 2014.

Clarification – Eligible applicants may submit one application that includes one or more projects involving one or more facilities in response to the solicitation.

Change – Eligible clean energy generation technology should include: combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy systems utilizing natural gas and renewable energy fuel where CHP or fuel cell systems with waste heat utilization must achieve annual system efficiency of at least 65%; and electric only generation, high efficiency (at least 50%) fuel cells.

 

The application form required for submission is provided here docx format of Project Implementation Application Forms - Amended
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Webinars

DOER hosted webinars to support the Community Clean Energy Resiliency initiative:

  • overview of the initiative
  • explanation of the technical assistance opportunity and the services provided by our consulting team
  • explanation of the project implementation opportunity

Slides and recordings are posted of the live webinar sessions.

Applicant Resources

Please find additional information related to the Community Clean Energy Resiliency below.

Maximum Grant Award Funding Per Municipality xlsx format of Maximum Grant Award Funding Per Municipality
 Financial Resources pdf format of Financial Resources List
 
Question and Answer Forum pdf format of Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative Q&A Forum