Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative (CCERI) Round 3 Grant Awards

CCERI Round 3 was announced on 9/22/2016 and is part of the Commonwealth's $40M Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative.
DOER CCERI Round 3 is split into 3 programs: Resiliency Implementation at Hospitals, Feasibility Studies for State Owned Medical Facilities, and Resiliency Tool Development. 

Resiliency Implementation at Hospitals

In 2017, DOER awarded nine hospital resiliency applications representing over $9.5 million in grant funding for the third round of the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative. These applications represented communities across the Commonwealth, with hospitals in the greater Boston area, Central Massachusetts and the Berkshires. Three of these applications include energy storage systems as part of their resilient propositions while all of them incorporate advanced control and operation of the hospitals’ combined heat and power plants such that they can island and operate through an outage. Details of the awarded applicants, a brief summary of the projects they are pursuing, and the grant are in the document below.

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Feasibility Studies for State Owned Medical Facilities

In 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources contracted with Arup to conduct an Energy Resilience Assessment for 12 state-owned care facilities, all of which house difficult-to-relocate residents who live on-site 24/7. For these sites, an extended loss of utility service could render the facility non-operational and require costly and potentially risky patient or client relocations. The goal of the study was to identify energy resiliency gaps and study potential clean energy technologies that could improve energy resilience and increase the duration or effectiveness of on-site power sources, such that relocation of residents would not be required.

Consultant Selected: Arup

# of awardees: 12 state-owned care facilities

  • 3 hospitals
  • 4 mental health centers
  • 2 youth services centers
  • 1 intermediate & 2 long-term care facilities

Site List:

  • Holyoke Soldier’s Home
  • Corrigan Mental Health Center
  • Danvers Cottages
  • Quincy Mental Health Center
  • Harry C. Solomon Mental Health Center
  • Taunton State Hospital
  • Hogan Regional Center
  • Wrentham Development Center
  • Tewksbury Hospital
  • Western Massachusetts Hospital
  • Stephen French Multiservice Center
  • Northeast Regional Youth Services Center

Status & Expected Completion Date:

  • Project in final review stage and expected to be completed in March 2019

Resiliency Tool Development

  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Community Tool utilizes data, maps, and analytics to help assess infrastructure risk and vulnerabilities and provide guidance on strategic improvements and investments to improve resiliency
  • The tool is applicable both to State Agencies and for Communities to perform self-assessments
  • The tool includes a repository of adaptation actions, case studies, and grant and assistance opportunities

More Information

DOER contact for further information (not including questions on the PON  contents):

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.

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