Enabling the solar+storage market

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued important regulatory clarifications this month to jump-start the solar+storage market.   One clarifies how storage projects can interconnect with the grid; the second enables third party financing for the storage equipment by clarifying ownership of dispatch rights.   The article notes that for developers, “capacity rights ownership to dispatch a generator or storage resource is fundamental to adding more storage and distributed renewables onto the grid.” While the impact will be felt first in Massachusetts, these rules are likely to be models for sub-utility-scale solar+storage markets nationwide.

Two articles are below.  They include links to the two rulings:

Massachusetts opens revenue stream for the solar+storage market

Foley Hoag Energy & Cleantech Counsel article