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Massachusetts Energy Efficiency First Fuel Requirement

Date Last Updated11/26/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeMassachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council
Policy Initiation Date6/2/2008
Policy SummaryMassachusetts's Energy Efficiency First Fuel Requirement (established as part of the Green Communities Act) requires investor-owned utilities to prioritize cost-effective energy efficiency and demand reduction measures (which can include CHP) over supply
CHP Eligibility RequirementsTo qualify under the EERS rebate program, CHP systems must have fuel input expressed on a higher heating value (HHV) basis, and must also pass a cost-effectiveness screening threshold established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) w
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
CHP systems must have an efficiency of >60% with the goal of achieving 80% efficiency by 2020.
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