The key findings of this study include the following:

  • The ISO forecasts that approximately 800 MW of solar PV will be installed in New England by 2021. It has not yet presented any estimates of other types of DG.
  • Research shows that significantly more DG resources—mostly solar PV—are likely to be installed by 2021. Several states have already installed more DG than the ISO estimates will be installed by 2021, and the remaining states are planning to install significantly more DG than the ISO is predicting by 2021.

Prepared by Synapse for the E4 Group: ENE [now Acadia Center], Conservation Law  Foundation, GridSolar LLC, Industrial Energy Consumer Group, Maine Public Advocate, Natural Resources Council of Maine

  • Comments to the Draft of the 2021-2023 New Hampshire Statewide Energy Efficiency Plan

    Comments in response to the NH Electric and Natural Gas Utilities Draft of the 2021-2023 New Hampshire Statewide Energy Efficiency Plan (submitted for stakeholder review on July 1, 2020). NH Utilities made significant revisions in scope, savings, timeline, process, and program details based on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as incorporation of public and EERS (Energy Efficiency Resource Standard) Committee comments on the April 1 Draft Plan. Acadia Center’s comments are based on examination of the Draft 2021-2023 NH Plan, its analyses and reports on energy efficiency programs across the Northeast region, and conversations and deliberations within the EERS Committee.

  • Priority Climate Action Plan Strategy Recommendations

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    This open letter to the Maine Climate Council (signed by Acadia Center and other organizations), describes the top 13 policy recommendations, pulled from every Working Group and more than 650 pages of materials, which the signatories believe are the most impactful strategies for reducing Maine's emissions.

  • The Declining Role of Natural Gas Power in New England

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