Green Power Purchasing Commitment (Massachusetts)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Massachusetts
Name Green Power Purchasing Commitment
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Ocean Thermal, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Renewable Fuels, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 15% by 2020; 30% by 2030

Date added to DSIRE 2007-04-18
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-27

References DSIRE[1]


In April 2007, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 484, titled “Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings.” This order establishes numerous energy targets and mandates for state government buildings under control of the executive office. The order directed state government agencies to procure 15% of annual electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2012 and 30% by 2020. This mandate may be achieved through procurement of renewable energy supply, purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs), and/or through the production of on-site renewable power. Only renewable sources that qualify for the Massachusetts renewable portfolio standard (RPS) are eligible.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Natalie Andrews
Department Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
Address 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1020
Place Boston, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02114
Phone (617) 626-7343
Phone 2 (617) 626-7300
Fax (617) 727-0030
Email Natalie.Andrews@MassMail.State.MA.US

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Executive Order 484 (2007)
Date Effective 2007-04-18
Date Enacted 2007-04-18

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"