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CPS Applications

The Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard is designed to provide incentives to clean energy technologies that can supply electricity or reduce demand during seasonal peak demand periods established by DOER.

CPS Application Questions

Cadmus was selected by DOER to be the Clean Peak Program Administrator application process administrator. As the Clean Peak Program Administrator, Cadmus will review all applications submitted, and recommend approval of the application to DOER.

All application questions should be directed to the Cadmus review team at 1-888-994-4718 or CPS.Help@CadmusGroup.com.

 

How to Apply For CPS

Step 1: Verify Resource Eligibility

Clean Peak Resources are defined in the regulation and listed below.  

Four types of eligible resource

  1. New RPS Class I generation units in operation on or after 1/1/19
  2. Existing RPS Class I / Class II generation units (in operation prior to 1/1/19) that are paired with a Qualified Energy Storage System
  3. Qualified Energy Storage Systems operating to primarily store and discharge renewable energy and installed on or after 1/1/19
  4. Demand Response Resources, as defined by the Clean Peak Energy Standard

Useful Information: More details on resource eligibility can be found here.

Step 2: Register at NEPOOL GIS

All Clean Peak Resources must register and receive a NEPOOL GIS Clean Peak Energy Standard Identification Number. Register here.

Useful Information:

  • Clean Peak NEPOOL Registration Categories 
    • Clean Peak Resources are all included in the NEPOOL categories, but they are organized to accommodate the NEPOOL system so it is important to understand what category your resource falls under ahead of registration.
  • NEPOOL CPS Registration Webinar Recording 

Step 3: Register at PTS

All Clean Peak Resources must also register with the Massachusetts Production Tracking System (PTS). Existing resources may already be registered and can link their system information to the CPS SQA. Register here.

SPECIAL NOTE ON DEMAND RESPONSES RESOURCES, OTHER THAN ENERGY STORAGE:

The MassCEC PTS registration platform is not yet ready to process non-energy storage demand response resources. These resources must apply directly with DOER, by email using doer.cps@mass.gov.

Click here for instructions on how to apply for non-energy storage demand response resource CPS qualification

Step 4: Complete a Statement of Qualification Application

All Clean Peak Resources must apply for a Statement of Qualification through the new CPS SQA portal found here.

SPECIAL NOTE ON DEMAND RESPONSES RESOURCES, OTHER THAN ENERGY STORAGE:

The CPS SQA portal is not yet ready to process non-energy storage demand response resources. These resources must apply directly with DOER, by email using doer.cps@mass.gov.

Click here for instructions on how to apply for non-energy storage demand response resource CPS qualification

Useful Information:

Step 5: Register to Report

All Clean Peak Resources must register to report performance data through the MassCEC hosted reporting platform. A resource may self-report or utilize a data reporting service, but all reporting entities must complete the following steps to report resource performance that can then be processed for Clean Peak Energy Certificate (CPEC) calculation and consequent MassCEC reporting to NEPOOL GIS for CPEC minting.

  1. Sign up for an API (Developers) Key here
  2. Notify PTS Customer Service that you have registered by emailing PTS@masscec.com with the Subject: CPS API
  3. Receive your organization API (Access) Key to the API Testing Environment from PTS Customer Service
  4. Successfully report sample data to the API Testing Environment
  5. Receive meter verification and approval to report from PTS Customer Service
  6. Begin reporting actual performance data for Clean Peak Resources

SPECIAL NOTE ON DEMAND RESPONSES RESOURCES, OTHER THAN ENERGY STORAGE:

The CPS SQA portal is not yet ready to process non-energy storage demand response resources. These resources must apply directly with DOER, by email using doer.cps@mass.gov.

Click here for instructions on how to apply for non-energy storage demand response resource CPS qualification.

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