State of Charge: A Comprehensive Study of Energy Storage in Massachusetts
Key findings of the study include:
- Ratepayer cost benefits of energy storage associated with reduced peak demand, deferred transmission and distribution investments, reduced GHG emissions, reduced cost of renewables integration, deferred new capacity investments, and increased grid flexibility reliability and resiliency
- Identification and economic evaluation of energy storage use cases
- Identification of current barriers to energy storage adoption in the Commonwealth
- Policy and program recommendations to properly value energy storage
- Near and long term economic and workforce benefits to Massachusetts by implementing energy storage
Energy Storage Study Stakeholder Input Process
On October 30, 2015, the energy consultant team conducting the Energy Storage Study held an energy storage stakeholders meeting to identify and evaluate the appropriate value of the services energy storage can provide to ratepayers and the grid.
Presentations from the October 30 Stakeholder Workshop can be downloaded here:
Notes for each of the four breakout groups are available here:
- Wholesale Markets/Transmission - Link
- Utility Applications – Distribution - Link
- Behind-the-Meter/DER - Link
- Energy Storage Technology Developers - Link
On December 15, 2015, the energy consultant team held an Energy Stakeholder Update Webinar to provide an update on the progress of the Energy Storage Study. The presentation from the webinar can be downloaded below.
On September 27, 2016, the State of Charge Study findings were publicly presented with opportunities for stakeholder questions. Available below.