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.
Guide Clean Energy Standard (310 CMR 7.75)
310 CMR 7.75: The Clean Energy Standard was finalized in August 2017 and amended in December 2017.
See 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control, which includes the current CES regulation.
Key Actions for Current Regulation
In fall 2017, MassDEP and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs conducted a review of options for expanding the Clean Energy Standard. The review included publication of a stakeholder discussion document, several stakeholder meetings, and submission of numerous stakeholder comments.
Retail sellers were required to submit the form and associated Excel workbook in Additional Resources below by December 31, 2017.
Additional forms, including the statement of qualifications form for clean generation units, will be developed in 2018.