Leveraged SEP Funding to Support Energy Storage Initiatives

$51 million
In DOER grant funding and leveraged private funds for energy storage projects

32 MW and 83 MWh
Of proposed storage under the ACES program

587 MW and 2,385 MWh
Of current storage achieved through SMART program


In Massachusetts, SEP funding continues to support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts programs to advance energy storage.  The State Energy Office developed and implemented the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) program, which provided approximately $20 million in DOER grant funding and leveraged $31 million in private funds for energy storage projects.  ACES was designed to promote leadership and innovation in energy storage deployment and business model demonstration to help catalyze the market. Twenty-six awards were made under this program for a total of 32 megawatts and 83 megawatt hours of proposed storage. 

This work has informed the inclusion of energy storage in the Commonwealth’s solar incentive program, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART). This has resulted in 620 storage energy storage projects in operation and development in Massachusetts to date, representing 587 MW and 2,385 MWh.

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