Engie North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric announced plans for energy storage installation in Massachusetts.
"Massachusetts is proud to be a national leader in energy efficiency programs that reduce overall consumption and we are committed to continuing our work to improve energy costs disproportionately affected by times of peak demand," said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. "The demonstration projects funded through these grants will strengthen our innovation economy and provide the Commonwealth with a roadmap for reducing our most expensive energy loads and securing our energy future."
"We are pleased to work with Engie on the Mt. Tom energy storage project, which will produce peak demand and asset management benefits that will help HG&E stabilize electric rates over the long term," said Jim Lavelle, HG&E's Manager. "This project also adds a measure of resiliency to our local grid, helping us to better serve our customers."
"Solar and energy storage are keys to a low-carbon, low-cost energy future and HG&E is taking the lead by moving forward proactively to deploy what we see as the future for the energy industry," said Frank Demaille, President and CEO of Engie North America.
"For several years Holyoke has taken the lead with respect to renewable energy deployment and carbon footprint management," said Mayor Alex Morse. "Battery storage will enhance our ability to increase our renewable energy portfolio, and we are hopeful that the Mt. Tom Energy Storage project will be the first of many storage projects that help us advance our environmental stewardship objectives."