Mass Energy Consumers Alliance - Renewable Energy Certificate Incentive (Massachusetts)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Mass Energy Consumers Alliance - Renewable Energy Certificate Incentive
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Small wind: 0.03 per kWh

Solar PV: Varies depending on market conditions

Terms Small wind: 3-year contract

Solar PV: Varies depending on market conditions, as of 2/2010 the contract is 22 months

Program Administrator Energy Consumers Alliance of New England

References DSIRE[1]


This incentive is no longer available. The Energy Consumers Alliance of New England (ECANE), which operates as Mass Energy Consumers Alliance in Massachusetts and as People’s Power and Light in Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization that buys solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) from photovoltaic (PV) systems and renewable energy credits (RECs) from small wind-energy systems.

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance aggregates SRECs and resells them under the Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out program, which is part of the state Renewables Portfolio Standard. The Solar Carve-Out requires that a certain portion of the required renewable energy come from qualified in-state, interconnected solar facilities. As a result, the prices paid for SRECs are significantly higher than prices paid for RECs.

The RECs from small wind-energy systems are packaged together with low-impact hydro and biomass RECs and sold as New England GreenStart, a renewable energy-based electricity product marketed through GreenUp. GreenUp is a green power program offered by National Grid, an investor-owned electric utility serving customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kate Bogart
Department Energy Consumers Alliance of New England
Division Mass Energy/People's Power and Light
Address 284 Amory St
Place Boston, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02130


  • 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)"