Massachusetts Grid Study Disrupts 1GW Distributed Solar Pipeline

By [email protected] A National Grid transmission study has ensnared nearly 1 gigawatt of distributed solar in Massachusetts, delaying progress on numerous projects as the federal Investment Tax Credit phaseout approaches and causing anxiety in one of the nation’s largest markets.

National Grid initiated its “cluster study” in May, roping in a slew of distributed projects above 1 megawatt to assess their collective impact on the transmission grid. Taken in two phases, National Grid has lumped 372 megawatts of advanced projects — many “shovel-ready,” according to developers — into the first part of the study, slated for completion in late 2019. The second

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