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Connecticut Solar, Energy Efficiency Program Extended (Ind. Report)
Connecticut Solar for All Program
Date: 2021-11-19
The Town of Branford, Conn., -- pop. 28,000 -- is reporting the extension of the Connecticut Solar for All Program for solar and energy efficiency upgrades to all Eversource-serviced homeowners through a partnership between the Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen Solar.

PosiGen's lease program covers the full cost of installing, maintaining, and ensuring the solar system, with no minimum income or no credit score requirements nor equipment to buy. The nationally-recognized program combines a solar lease with energy efficiency upgrades to lower the energy burden on participating households. (Source: Branford Clean Energy Committee , Town of Branford , 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Connecticut Solar for All Program, (844) 787-6527,; PosiGen Solar,; Connecticut Green Bank, Mackey Dykes, VP Financing Programs, 860-563-0015,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Efficiency,  Connecticut Green Bank,  

Eversource Selects Integral Analytics Load Forecasting Software (Ind. Report)
Eversource, Willdan,Integral Analytics
Date: 2021-11-17
Anaheim, California-headquartered energy efficiency and energy storage firm Willdan Group, Inc. reports Eversource will deploy the latest version of Willdan's Kentucky-based subsidiary Integral Analytics LoadSEER software in Massachusetts to support advanced load forecasting and grid planning. Willdan will assist Eversource in analyzing distributed energy resource (DER) adoption rate and load forecasting for Eversource throughout Massachusetts.

The LoadSEER enterprise software license will allow Eversource to use LoadSEER to perform alternative scenario analyses of grid load impacts for various adoption rates of electric vehicles, distributed solar, and battery energy storage. They will also use the software to model vehicle travel and to conduct 8760-scenario load forecasting. LoadSEER recently integrated a data "scrubber" feature that improves the quality and forecasting potential of utilities' raw data, saving utilities time and money usually spent on data processing. Eversource will leverage LoadSEER to help predict the future evolution of transit patterns in Eversource's Massachusetts territory, according to the release. (Source: Willdan Group, Inc., Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Willdanm Thomas Brisban, Pres., Al Kaschalk , VP Investor Relations , 310-922-5643,,; Eversource,; Integral Analytics, 513-762-7621,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Integral Analytics,  Eversource,  Willdan,  Energy Software,  

Connecticut Offshore Wind Launch Pad Underway (Ind. Report)
Eversource. Orsted
Date: 2021-07-26
In New London, Conn., the Connecticut Port Authority reports the $235 million renovation and conversion of the state-owned pier in New London into a launching-pad for offshore wind energy projects is well-underway.

Upon completion near the end of 2022, the facility will be turned over to a joint-venture by Eversource Energy and Orsted which have a 10-year lease to use the pier as a staging area for three wind projects off the coast of Rhode Island and New York. (Source: Connecticut Port Authority, 25 July, 2021) Contact: Connecticut Port Authority, John Henshaw, 860-577-5174; Eversource, Jim Judge, CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,; Orsted, Tom Christiansen, Media, +45 99 55 60 17,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource,  Orsted,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

Revolution Wind Offshore Project Awaits BOEM Review (Ind. Report)
Revolution Wind, BOEM
Date: 2021-05-03
Orsted and Eversource-owned Revolution Wind's planned offshore wind farm 12 miles southwest of the Martha's Vineyard, is headed into its BOEM environmental impact statement (EIS) phase.

If approved by BOEM, Revolution Wind would be allowed to construct and operate a 100-turbine, 880-MW wind energy facility offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts and deliver energy to Connecticut and Rhode. (Source: BOEM, MV Times, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Revolution Wind,; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BOEM,  Revolution Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

Mass Save Municipal Partnership Participants Announced (Ind. Report)
Mass Saves, Eversource, National Grd
Date: 2021-02-19
In the Bay State, Mass Save® program sponsors Eversource and National Grid are reporting the communities of Framingham, Andover, Cambridge, Chelsea, Haverhill, Lawrence, Marshfield, Methuen and Westborough have been selected to participate in the 2021 Municipal Partnership and will benefit from funding and support to implement energy efficiency outreach in their communities.

The Municipal Partnership provides grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts municipalities that meet the partnership's goals for implementing energy efficiency outreach in their residential and small business communities and achieve exceptional energy savings by completing energy assessments and the installation of energy upgrades. These incentives are in addition to energy efficiency incentives already available to residents.

The MassSave® program, which is open to homeowners and renters, includes a no-cost energy audit and report that makes it easy to improve a home's energy efficiency. Mass Save will also install energy-saving products such as ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs; advanced power strips; low-flow showerheads; faucet aerators; and programmable thermostats or discounted wireless thermostats, all at no cost to home owners and renters. Program participants may also qualify for additional offers, rebates, and incentives for insulation, energy efficient HVAC and others based on the Home Energy Assessment report and household income levels. Mass Save is a collaborative of Massachusetts' natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid and Unitil. (Source: Mass Save, City of Framingham, PR, 17 Feb., 2021) Contact: Mass Save,

More Low-Carbon Energy News MassSave,  Eversource,  National Grid,  Energy Efficiency,  

Eversource Battery Energy Storage Project Underway (Ind.Report)
Date: 2020-06-15
In the Bay State, Eversource is reporting construction is underway in Provincetown on a lithium ion battery storage facility expected to increase resilience in the utility's grid and provide 10 hours of backup power in the winter and up to three hours in the summer to customers in the Outer Cape.

The energy storage project broke ground in March and is expected to come online early in 202i, according to am Eversource release. (Source: Eversource, PR, Wicked Local Provincetown, 12 June, 2020) Contact: Eversource, Roger Kranenburg, VP Energy Strategy and Policy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource,  Energy Storage,  Lithium Ion,  Li-Ion,  Battery,  

EPA 2020 ENERGY STAR® Winners Recognized (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-04-01
The U.S. EPA and the DOE are honoring 191 ENERGY STAR partners -- including Fortune 500 companies, schools, retailers, manufacturers, home builders, and commercial building owners and operators -- that have demonstrated national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.

Recipients of the 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards come from 37 states and include: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Energize Connecticut -- statewide energy efficiency initiative in partnership with Eversource Energy and AVANGRID, HP, Palo Alto, CA, NY-based global financial service company MetLife, Faifax, Virginia-based home energy rating company Patuxent Environmental Group, and the electric utility Public Service Company of Oklahoma in Tulsa, and others.

Since 1992, the ENERGY STAR program and its thousands of partners have helped save more than 4 trillion kWh of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid nearly $35 billion in energy costs. (Source: US EPA, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: EPA ENERGY STAR®,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENERGY STAR,  Energy Efficiency,  

ACEEE 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Released (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-02-24
According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) just released 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the 52 largest U.S. electric utilities have dramatically increased their overall energy savings as they adopt innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Utilities leading the way are National Grid Massachusetts and Eversource Massachusetts, which tied for first place for the second time, followed by San Diego Gas & Electric, Commonwealth Edison in Illinois, Baltimore Gas and Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric, in that order. Rounding out the top 10 are the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), DTE in Michigan, Portland General Electric, and Eversource CT in that order.

The scorecard notes that, as a group, the utilities boosted their annual energy savings by 20 pct since 2015, saving almost 20 TWh of electricity in 2018 from programs administered that year -- enough to power 1.8 million homes.

The report highlights the ways in which the utility landscape has transformed since 2015, the baseline for the 2017 scorecard. New technologies are emerging -- states, utilities, and other stakeholders are increasingly focused on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the important role of energy efficiency with more than 900 different efficiency programs in 2018, about 300 more than in 2015. Additionally, 32 utilities piloted new programs that involve smart thermostats, online marketplaces for energy-saving products, commercial energy efficiency financing, and integration of efficiency with other DERs such as demand response and storage.

While overall energy savings increased, this upward trend was not universal, and seven utilities saw their energy savings decrease by more than 20 pct since 2015.

The scorecard also found that, while there is increased focus on changing utility business models nationally, utilities are generally slow to change these models and are often reluctant to give customers access to energy usage data.

The scorecard, which received no utility funding, increases the availability of utility-sector energy efficiency data to enable benchmarking and help utilities strengthen their programs. ACEEE focuses on the 52 largest electric utilities by retail sales volume, including all 51 utilities from its 2017 Scorecard, plus Tampa Electric.

Download the 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard at (Source: ACEEE, 21 Feb., 2020) Contact: ACEEE, Steven Nadel, Exec. Dir.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACEEE,  Energy Efficiency,  

Eversource Utility Aims for 2030 Carbon-Neutrality (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-12-13
New England's largest investor-owned utility, Eversource Energy reports it plans to reduce carbon emission and become carbon-neutral across all departments and operations by 2030.

To that end, Eversource will reduceenergy use by improving the efficiency of its 69 facilities and reducing fleet emissions of its 5,200 vehicles, continue to enhance the electric transmission and distribution system to reduce line losses, reduce sulfur hexafluoride (a potent ghg) in gas-insulated electric switchgear, and replace remaining bare steel and cast-iron natural-gas distribution main lines to improve safety and help prevent methane leaks.

Eversource previously reduced its carbon emissions through a 2018 divestiture of all its remaining fossil-generation facilities. (Source: Eversource: BusinessWest, 11 Dec., 2019) Contact: Eversource, Jim Judge, CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource,  Carbon Neutral,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  

Nexans Inks Offshore Wind Cabling Projects Agreement (Ind Report)
Date: 2019-12-06
Paris-based cabling specialist Nexans is reporting a framework agreement with Eversource, New England's premier transmission builder, and offshore wind energy developer Orsted. Under the agreement Nexans will provide up to 1,000 km of subsea high voltage export cables for Orsted's offshore wind farms in North America. The first delivery is expected by 2022 and the agreement extends until 2027.

Nexans notes it is also investing in a North American high-voltage, sub-sea cable manufacturing facility in the U.S. as well as a 10,000-ton capacity cable-laying vessel to service the offshore wind market. (Source: Nexans, PR, Dec., 2019) Contact: Nexans, Inv. Relations, Aurelia Baudey-Vignaud, +33.(0),,; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nexans,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Eversource,  

German Utility EnBW Eyes N.Y. Bight Offshore Wind (Int'l. Report)
EnBW,Orsted, Equinor,Eversource Energy
Date: 2019-10-28
The EnBW Group, a German utility company and offshore wind developer, reports it is looking to bid on the next round of wind energy leases in the New York Bight.

The company also reports the finalization of contracts with Equinor Wind US for its 816-MW Empire Wind project near the New York Harbor approaches, and the Sunrise Wind 880 MW project that Orsted and Eversource Energy plan for a federal lease east of Long Island.

EnBW has offices in Boston and Jersey City, N.J., with an eye to future lease offerings. (Source: EnBW, Workboat, 23 Oct., 2019)Contact: EnBW, Frank Mastiaux, CEO, +49 721 63 14320,; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22,; Equinor, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions,; Eversource Energy, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource Energy,  EnBW,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  Equinor,  

Eversource, Agencies Drive NH Energy Savings (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-08-05
Eversource New Hampshire reports it has partnered with Southwestern Community Services (SCS) and Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (CAPBMCI) to upgrade energy efficiency in more than 75 affordable housing units. The two agencies expect to collectively save approximately $16,000 -- about $210 per unit -- in annual energy costs while also reducing carbon emissions.

Eversource and SCS worked to weatherize 40 affordable seniors housing units in Winchester and 36 units in Warner. Energy efficiency work included: sealing air leaks; improving insulation; replacing inefficient refrigerators; new LED lighting and upgrading HVAC systems. The work was completed through the state's Income Eligible Home Energy Assistance program. (Source: Eversource, Londonderry News, Aug., 2019) Contact: Eversource NH, Tilak Subrahmanian, VP Energy Efficiency, Allison McLean, Community Relations Manager, (800) 662-7764,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource,  Energy Efficiency,  

Ameresco Transforming Mass. Landfill into Solar Site (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-06-12
In the Bay State, Framingham-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco, Inc., reports it has inked an agreement with the Town of Westport (pop. 15,500+-) to install a 622 KW-DC ground-mounted solar panel system at the city's closed landfill.

Ameresco will design, construct, operate and maintain the solar facility at its own expense. Ameresco is leasing the site from the city and making an annual Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the town. The regional utility Eversource will purchase renewable energy from the project which is expected to come online this August. (Source: Amerseco, PR, 11 June, 2019) Contact: Town of Westport: Tim King, Selectman, Energy Committee, (508) 636-1150,; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , Leila Dillon, (508) 661-2264,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  

RI PUC OK's Nat. Grid, Revolution Offshore Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
Orsted,Revolution Wind Farm
Date: 2019-06-03
In Warwick, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports its unanimous approval of the 20-year PPA under which National Grid will buy power from the 400-MW Revolution Wind Farm being developed in Rhode Island Sound by Danish-owned Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Boston-based energy company Eversource.

National Grid will pay 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour as part of a deal that state energy officials estimate could save Rhode Island electric consumers $90 million over the life of the contract -- roughly 50 cents per month for the typical customer.

The Revolution project is expected to generate sufficient energy for approximately 270,000 homes when it comes online in 2023. (Source: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Fall River Herald, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, (401) 941-4500,; Orsted, Martin Neubert, Exex. VP and CEO of Offshore, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22,,; National Grid,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eversource,  Revolution Wind Farm,  Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  

MBTA Plans Energy Cuts, Increased Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
MBTA,Eversource,National Grid
Date: 2019-05-08
In Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Bay State's largest energy consumer, reports it is partnering with National Grid and Eversource in a 3-year program to reduce energy usage at more than 50 T Stations, trim energy expenses and limit greenhouse gas emissions.

To that end, MBTA plans to invest as much as $30 million in energy efficiency projects including the installation of LED lighting and upgrades to HVAC systems for an expected savings of $2.7 million in annual energy costs and the prevention of 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases.

Eversource and National Grid will provide incentives to the MBTA that, based on the transportation agency's targeted energy use reductions, would add up to a total benefit of approximately $9 million. The Mass.Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will also provide $3.5 million in funding from its Leading by Example program. (Source: MBTA, Sentinel & Enterprise News, May, 2019) Contact: MBTA , Steve Poftak, GM,; National Grid,; Mass. DOER, (617) 626-7300,,; Eversource, Vilak Subrahmanian, VP Energy Efficiency,

More Low-Carbon Energy News MBTA,  Energy Efficiency,  Eversource,  National Grid,  

$40Mn Mass. Energy Efficiency Partnership Announced (Funding)
Gov. Charlie Baker
Date: 2019-05-01
In the Bay State, the office of Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has announced a three-year, $40 million energy efficiency partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Eversource and National Grid.

The partnership aims to cut energy consumption across dozens of MBTA stations and facilities, reduce MBTA operating costs, improve lighting and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This initiative will reduce MBTA electricity use by 7 pct -- 30 million kWh annually -- and save MBTA $2.7 million in energy costs while eliminating 10,000 metric tpy of carbon emissions.

The MBTA will invest approximately $30 million in the projects which include new lighting and lighting controls, upgrading HVAC equipment and building automation controls.

The Nass. Department Energy Resources (DOER) will provide $3.5 million in funding while Eversource and National Grid provide and estimate $9 million in cost cutting incentives. (Source: Framingham Source, 30 April, 2019) Contact:Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, (617) 626-7300,,; Office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, (617) 725-4005,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Gov. Charlie Baker,  DOER,  

Offshore Wind Developers to Invest $4.5M in RI (Ind. Report)
University of Rhode Island
Date: 2019-04-29
Following up on our Jan. 15th coverage, Orsted and Eversource, the co-owners of the proposed 50-turbine, 400-MW Revolution Wind farm planned for the waters south of Martha's Vineyard, report they are investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the offshore wind industry -- subject to licenses being accepted.

Of the total $4.5 million, the University of Rhode Island will receive $3 million for research and education and the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the nation's labor department may use $1.5 million for industry related training programs. Building could begin in Rhode Island in 2020 with operations by 2023. (Source: Orsted, TKB TeckKnowBits, 28 April, 2019) Contact: Orsted, Jeff Grybowski, Co-CEO, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22,; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  

FacilityConneX Announces Intelligent Building Project (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-04-12
In the Bay State, Plymouth-based FacilityConneX, a leading real-time facility data monitoring solution and service provider for increased operational efficiency, equipment optimization and energy savings, is reporting it will deliver its smart building technology to Dell Technologies campus in Hopkinton, Mass.

The project will provide real-time monitoring, fault detection & diagnostics and ongoing monitoring-based commissioning for a 313,679 square foot building and its 600+ assets including chillers, boilers, and HVAC equipment. Built on Dell's IoT Edge Gateway and FacilityConneX's Intelligent Building Solution the upgrades will propel energy savings, sustain operational efficiency and increase occupancy comfort within Dell's facilities.

FacilityConneX will take the lead in reporting measurements, verification of energy reduction and identification of energy conservation measures (ECMs) to Eversource. For additional cost savings, Dell Technologies will also work with local utility Eversource to evaluate energy conservation findings and identify additional incentives for the Company.

FacilityConneX is a real-time data monitoring solution and service provider for building operators and facility managers looking to proactively enhance operational efficiency, IIoT equipment optimization and energy savings through ongoing commissioning, fault detection, diagnostics and advanced predictive analytics. The company creates customizable turnkey solutions for customers in the healthcare, industrial, commercial, higher education and water & wastewater markets. (Source: FacilityConnex, PR, 11 April, 2019) Contact: FacilityConnex, Mark Pipher, VP & GM, (508) 507-1426,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News FacilityConneX,  Energy Efficiency,  

Joint $330Mn Investment in Indian Renewables Announced (Int'l)
CDC Group
Date: 2019-03-08
EverSource Capital, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund of India (NIIF) and Ayana Renewable Power are reporting plans to jointly invest $330 million in Indian renewable energy projects. The three group also intend to invest a further $1.7 billion in Indian and neighboring countries power generation, power transmission and distribution, transport, the gas midstream, and the water sector over the next three years.

The launch fund would be called the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF). The UK government and India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) will be joint anchor investors in GGEF with a commitment of £ 120 million each.

The London-headquartered CDC is the UK's development finance institution that supports companies that help poor countries grow. (Source: CDC Group, Mercom India, Mar., 2019) Contact: CDC Group, Srini Nagarajan, Head of CDC Asia, +44 (0)20 7963 4700, +44 (0)20 7963 4750 - fax,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News India Renewable Energy,  CDC Group,  ,  

Orsted, Eversource Announce Offshore Wind Partnership (Ind. Report)
Orsted, Eversource
Date: 2019-02-15
Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted and New England energy company Eversource are reporting their 50-50 partnership for offshore wind assets in the U.S. Northeast.

Eversource is paying roughly $225 million for a 50 pct interest in Orsted's Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind Farm projects, as well as the 257-square-mile tract off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island where the wind farms will be built. In addition to the ocean tract, the partnership will include Revolution Wind --700 MW -- roughly 15 miles south of the Rhode Island coast, will deliver 400 MW of power to Rhode Island and 300 MW to Connecticut. Revolution Wind is expected to be commissioned in 2023.

The partnership also includes the South Fork Wind Farm -- 130 MW -- 35 miles east of Long Island which will deliver power to households under a long-term PPA with the Long Island Power Authority. South Fork is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. (Source: Eversource, Orsted, Kallanish Energy, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, Thomas Brostrom, North American Offshore Wind, +45 99 55 97 22,; Eversource, Jim Judge, Pres., CEO, Lee Olivier, EVP of Strategy and Business,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Eversource,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  

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