Massachusetts Grid Modernization

Conservation Law Foundation
Completed June 2017

Synapse provided technical assistance and expert testimony on behalf of the Conservation Law Foundation regarding the grid modernization plans of Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil in Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities dockets 15-120, 15-121, and 15-122. Synapse reviewed the methodologies and assumptions used by the companies in their plans. Synapse also assessed the extent to which the proposed plans meet the Department’s objectives for grid modernization, with a particular focus on the plans’ incorporation of distributed energy resources as a key contributor to grid modernization.