Procurement of Clean Peak Energy Certificates
DOER intends to develop a Clean Peak Energy Certificate (CPEC) procurement mechanism in conjunction with the Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) in order to meet the requirements set forth in 225 CMR 21.05(8) and pursuant to M.G.L. c. 25A, § 17(c).
DOER collaborated with the EDCs to develop a structure for the CPEC procurement.
- Draft straw proposal procurement structure can be found here.
- Summarized Questions and Answers on the Draft Straw Proposal can be found here.
- Stakeholder comments on the Draft Straw Proposal can be found here.
- Final Straw Proposal can be found here
The EDCs will begin their regulatory approval process to establish a procurement mechanism aligned with the Final Straw Proposal
DOER asked for feedback on the initial proposed procurement structure. Summarized Q&A linked here (02/05/21)
Demand Response Working Group
DOER hosted weekly meetings of a Demand Response Working Group the first half of 2021. The result of the working group was revisions to the Demand Response Resource Guideline to establish participation pathways for Electric Vehicle Chargers, Electric Water Heaters, Load Curtailment and Infrequent Demand Response, and Building Thermal Mass and Thermal Storage. The Demand Response Working Group is no longer meeting, but may be re-established at a future date if additional technologies warrant consideration for a separate pathway to participation in the Clean Peak Energy Standard.
Clean Peak Energy Standard Guideline Revisions
The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) publishes guidelines to support the Clean Peak Energy Standard regulation and provide further clarification to stakeholders. Guidelines may occasionally be updated, at which point DOER seeks stakeholder feedback on the revisions.
On July 15, 2021 DOER published revisions to the Clean Peak Resource Eligibility Guideline as well as the Clean Peak Demand Response Resource Guideline.
- Eligibility Guideline Redline 7/19/2021
- Eligibility Guideline Clean 7/19/2021
- Demand Response Resource Guideline Redline 7/19/2021
- Demand Response Resource Guideline Clean 07/19/2021
Comments on the revised guidelines are due to the Department by August 10, 2021. Please submit written comments to email@example.com
Application Portal Update
The Clean Peak Application portal is now live. CPS applicants should first register at www.nepoolgis.com for a CPS ID then visit MassCEC PTS to register the resource in PTS and then complete the CPEC Statement of Qualification Application. All application questions should be directed to the Cadmus review team at 1-888-994-4718 or CPS.Help@CadmusGroup.com.