• Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Conference Call

    3/20 Legislative Action Team Call

    Please join us for a call with the Action Team regarding a big statewide push for energy legislation. There have been some changes to the bills and it’s essential that we get these bills over the line.


    On the call we’ll be discussing the bills and what YOU can do to make sure this important energy legislation becomes law in our Commonwealth. You’ll hear about the tactics being used now and we’ll equip you with the tools to do your part.


    We are really looking forward to working with you to move these important pieces of legislation forward.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Sterling Storage Substation

    4/14 Sterling Energy Storage Tour

    Join MCAN for a clean energy tour of Sterling, MA's groundbreaking energy storage 

    What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about clean energy? It's probably not energy storage. However, energy storage is actually very important in transitioning your local utility to 100% renewable sources. It helps by eliminating or reducing the need for gas peaker plants, and capturing solar energy that would otherwise go unused. On top of that, it helps with resiliency in the case of power outages!

    It's been a year since Sterling installed it's 2 MW solar array and storage project, and it was so successful they are  currently constructing a community solar array with storage. See our municipal light plant fact sheet here for more on the story of Sterling.

    If you want to learn about green solutions that could work for your town's public utility, then come to Sterling and see for yourself what energy storage is really like! We will be touring with the manager of Sterling's Municipal Light Department, Sean Hamilton. Sean has led numerous tours with 21 municipal light plants visiting, representatives from 9 countries, and a U.S. congressional fact finding tour on storage. Sterling was ranked as number one for 2017 in energy storage watts-per-customer by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.  


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