Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard

In August, Massachusetts launched the first-in-the-nation Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), a financial incentive program that promotes the use of clean energy technologies to supply power during periods of peak electricity demand. On Wednesday, September 9th, LIHI and UMASS Lowell convened a panel discussion to learn more about the Clean Peak Standard regulation, qualifications and opportunities for qualified hydropower to partner with storage providers. The seminar was moderated by LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames and featured:

  • Will Lauwers, Director of Emerging Technology at Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • John Keene, Senior Director and General Counsel at Sustainable Energy Advantage
  • Judith Judson, Vice President of Distributed Energy Systems at Ameresco

Below are the materials from this discussion. This includes panelist biographies, presentations, and a recording of the discussion.

Clean Peak Standard Panel Image - Will Lauwers

MA Department of Energy Resources

Will Lauwers

Clean Peak Standard Panel Image - John Keene

Sustainable Energy Advantage

John Keene

Clean Peak Standard Panel Image - Judith Judson


Judith Judson

Clean Peak Standard Supplemental Materials

Clean Peak Standard Hydropower Panel Discussion

Supplemental Information