Guide 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.

Table of Contents

Current Regulation

310 CMR 7.75: The Clean Energy Standard was finalized in August 2017 and amended in December 2017.

See Additional Resources below for 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control, which includes the current CES regulation, as well as a fact sheet and FAQ.

Additional Resources for Current Regulation

Stakeholder Input

MassDEP and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs have conducted reviews of options for expanding the Clean Energy Standard. These reviews have included publication of stakeholder discussion documents, several stakeholder meetings, and submission of numerous stakeholder comments.

Additional Resources for Stakeholder Input

Rulemaking Documents

310 CMR 7.75: The Clean Energy Standard was finalized in August 2017.

Background Document

Electricity Sector Response to Comment

310 CMR 7.75: The Clean Energy Standard was amended in December 2017.

Final Amendments

Technical Support Document

Response to Comments

Public Comments

Reporting Forms

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, are under development.

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