APS Regulations and Stakeholder Information Sessions

03 Jan

Final APS Regulation Promulgated

The final revisions related to the incorporation of renewable thermal, fuel cell, and waste-to-energy thermal technologies in the Commonwealth’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (225 CMR 16.00) have been promulgated in the State Register.  The regulations posted to DOER’s website represent the final unofficial version filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. The final official version will be posted online as soon as possible. In the meantime, please consult the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office for the final printed version.

Renewable Thermal Stakeholder Information Sessions

DOER will be holding in-person information sessions on the newly promulgated regulations in the coming weeks. In particular, these sessions will be designed to provide information on the regulation, guidelines, and administrative procedures to market participants such as installers, developers, aggregators, brokers, and other interested stakeholders. The sessions will be held on the following dates at the locations listed below:

 

January 11, 2018

Federal Reserve Plaza

600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Harborside 4th Floor, Connolly Center

Session 1 (9:30 AM – 12:00 PM):            Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps

Session 2 (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM):              Solar Thermal

 

January 12, 2018

Federal Reserve Plaza

600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Harborside 4th Floor, Connolly Center

Session 3 (9:30 AM – 12:00 PM):            Woody Biomass

Session 4 (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM):              Liquid Biofuels

 

January 18, 2018

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Olver Design Building, Room 162

551 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003

Session 5 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM):            Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal

Session 6 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM):              Woody Biomass and Liquid Biofuels

 

All attendees must register in advance by using the following link:

APS Renewable Thermal Information Session Registration

Renewable Thermal and Fuel Cell Statement of Qualification Application

DOER is working with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to release the new online Statement of Qualification Application for APS Renewable Thermal and Fuel Cell Generation Units and anticipates that the application portal will be available for use on January 16, 2018. DOER will be holding a webinar for prospective applicants that will explain how to use the application portal on January 16, 2018 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET. Interested parties may register by using the following link:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/662007542476791555

Please direct any questions you may have regarding these announcements to DOER.Thermal@state.ma.us.