Green Power Purchasing Commitment (Massachusetts)
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Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Green Power Purchasing Commitment|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Ocean Thermal, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Renewable Fuels, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Percent Renewables||15% by 2020; 30% by 2030|
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-04-18|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-27|
In April 2007, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 484, titled “Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings.” This order establishes numerous energy targets and mandates for state government buildings under control of the executive office. The order directed state government agencies to procure 15% of annual electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2012 and 30% by 2020. This mandate may be achieved through procurement of renewable energy supply, purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs), and/or through the production of on-site renewable power. Only renewable sources that qualify for the Massachusetts renewable portfolio standard (RPS) are eligible.
|Contact Name||Natalie Andrews|
|Department||Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)|
|Address||100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020|
|Phone 2||(617) 626-7300|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Executive Order 484 (2007)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.