Clean Energy Standard (310 CMR 7.75)

The Clean Energy Standard (CES) requires retail electricity sellers to annually demonstrate the use of clean energy to generate a specified percentage of their electricity sales.

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News & Updates

December 2023

MassDEP is seeking stakeholder input on options for strengthening the Massachusetts Clean Energy Standard (CES). See Stakeholder Input below for details.

Current Regulation

310 CMR 7.75: The Clean Energy Standard was finalized in August 2017 and amended in December 2017, July 2020, October 2022, and November 2022.

See Additional Resources below for 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control, which includes the current regulation, an archive of past rulemaking and stakeholder input documents, and both a fact sheet and FAQ on the CES.

Additional Resources for Current Regulation

Stakeholder Input

December 2023

MassDEP is seeking stakeholder input on options for strengthening the Massachusetts Clean Energy Standard (CES). MassDEP has published a discussion document describing potential options and is requesting written comments by January 19, 2024.

Comments and questions may be submitted by email to climate.strategies@mass.gov.

Additional Resources for Stakeholder Input

Reporting Forms

To comply with the Clean Energy Standard (CES), a retail seller of electricity must complete and submit the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) annual compliance forms found at the link below.

To qualify as a clean existing generation unit, a retail seller needs to submit the MassDEP Statement of Qualification Application for CES-E Eligible Generators below.

Additional Resources for Reporting Forms

Supplemental Information

See Additional Resources below to learn more about programs and issues related to 310 CMR 7.75: Clean Energy Standard.

Additional Resources for Supplemental Information

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