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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2155 192nd (2021 - 2022)

An Act relative to enhancing reliability of renewable resources in the Commonwealth

By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2155) of Julian Cyr for legislation to enhance reliability of renewable resources in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Bill Information

Julian Cyr

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to to fully utilize all domestic energy storage resources available to the commonwealth to reach the net zero greenhouse gas emissions limit; and Whereas, the commonwealth has established a 2050 statewide emissions limit of net zero greenhouse gas emissions; and Whereas, the commonwealth has already executed significant procurements of large-scale domestic renewable energy resources including offshore wind, and has authorized additional procurements to commence in the coming years; and Whereas, to meet the commonwealth’s greenhouse gas reduction requirements, large-scale and long-duration energy storage resources will be needed to balance the variability of renewable generation and fill in energy gaps; and Whereas, pumped storage and other long-duration energy storage resources currently face barriers to full utilization, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill S.2155
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 Senate Referred to the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
3/29/2021 House House concurred
7/19/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 07/23/2021 from 10:00 AM-02:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
2/24/2022 Senate Accompanied a study order, see S2715

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