An Energy Storage Mandate Could Be Coming Soon to Massachusetts

By [email protected] Massachusetts is on track to become the third state in the U.S. to pass targets for energy storage procurement.

The legislature passed an omnibus energy bill Monday, which, if signed by the governor, would instruct the Department of Energy Resources to set a storage target for 2020 if they deem it to be necessary. So far, only California and Oregon have passed storage targets. The California goal of 1.3 gigawatts by 2020 has driven that state to the front of the pack in residential and commercial storage, and a similar mandate would likely make Massachusetts a national storage leader as well.


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