Massachusetts Energy Office Awards $18.4 Million to Communities for Energy Resiliency Projects

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently awarded $18.4 million in grants to municipalities to implement clean energy technologies and improve resiliency at critical facilities throughout the state.

Former Undersecretary Sylvia and Commissioner Lusardi announced the grants in Beverly, where the Metropolitan Area Planning Council will use more than $500,000 to implement a solar PV plus storage system that will allow the facility to island and operate its critical energy loads during an extended grid outage. This is the second round of grants through the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative, the first totaling $7.4 million, which is part of the Patrick Administration’s comprehensive climate change preparedness effort.

“These grants will assist municipalities across the Commonwealth in using innovative clean energy technologies to prevent disruption to critical facilities and services during times of emergency,” said former Undersecretary Sylvia.

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Date Posted: 1/15/2015