Mass Energy Consumers Alliance - Renewable Energy Certificate Incentive (Massachusetts)
Last modified on September 25, 2013.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Mass Energy Consumers Alliance - Renewable Energy Certificate Incentive|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Small wind: 0.03 per kWh|
Solar PV: Varies depending on market conditions
|Terms|| Small wind: 3-year contract|
Solar PV: Varies depending on market conditions, as of 2/2010 the contract is 22 months
|Program Administrator||Energy Consumers Alliance of New England|
This incentive is no longer available. The Energy Consumers Alliance of New England (ECANE), which operates as Mass Energy Consumers Alliance in Massachusetts and as People’s Power and Light in Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization that buys solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) from photovoltaic (PV) systems and renewable energy credits (RECs) from small wind-energy systems.
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance aggregates SRECs and resells them under the Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out program, which is part of the state Renewables Portfolio Standard. The Solar Carve-Out requires that a certain portion of the required renewable energy come from qualified in-state, interconnected solar facilities. As a result, the prices paid for SRECs are significantly higher than prices paid for RECs.
The RECs from small wind-energy systems are packaged together with low-impact hydro and biomass RECs and sold as New England GreenStart, a renewable energy-based electricity product marketed through GreenUp. GreenUp is a green power program offered by National Grid, an investor-owned electric utility serving customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
|Contact Name||Kate Bogart|
|Department||Energy Consumers Alliance of New England|
|Division||Mass Energy/People's Power and Light|
|Address||284 Amory St|
|Zip/Postal Code|| 02130
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.