Massachusetts Section 83D Proposals

Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC (SEA) – the region’s leading objective analyst of renewable energy markets and purveyor of the New England Renewable Energy Market Outlook (REMO) market fundamentals briefings – hosted a webinar “The Massachusetts Sec.83D Proposals: Distilling Thousands of Pages into One Webinar” on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The presentation, geared to inform the region’s market participants, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders, included detailed information about the full playing field of Sec. 83D submissions. Utilizing 18 years of analysis and research around New England’s renewable energy markets, SEA summarized and distilled all the need-to-know information for each of the 46 proposals, project announcements and press articles. In addition, SEA’s Bob Grace and Aaron Geschiere, discussed the greater context, trends, and implications around the bids, including:

  • How do the bids differ from what we saw in the New England Clean Energy RFP?
  • How do the Section 83D proposals differ from industry expectations? What are the surprises?
  • What are the key risks and contingencies apparent in the field of proposals?
  • What are the timing implications of the suite of proposals, with respect to expiring Federal tax credits, transmission approvals, permitting, and the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act 2020 goals?
  • What do the bids say about the possible results of the 83D procurement, and the future of clean energy in the region?
  • What are the implications of the playing field for competitive dynamics both within this procurement, and for future procurements?
  • What opportunities are presented for purchasers in Massachusetts, the other states, and in the voluntary ‘green power’ market?

We anticipate the materials will serve as a valuable reference resource (cheat sheet), summarizing what is known so far about all the proposals.

Interested in purchasing the webinar materials? Please contact us. The webinar materials include the audio recording, presentation PDF, and a detailed appendix. The cost for the webinar materials is $95, with a discounted price of $60 for government and non-profit entities.