National Grid (USA) has connected more than 300MW of customer-owned solar, wind and combined heat and power (CHP) projects to its Massachusetts electric distribution system.
Ranging from rooftop installations on single family homes to large, municipal-owned solar arrays, these “distributed generation” projects offer the region a source of clean, renewable energy. The amount of solar, wind and other clean energy sources National Grid interconnects each year is ten times higher today than it was five years ago. National Grid has now connected 300MW of distributed generation in Massachusetts through 6,000 separate projects. The company capped off its biggest distributed generation year ever in 2013 by connecting more than 2,100 projects totaling 119MW in Massachusetts. This year the company is on pace to connect more than 120MW of solar, wind and CHP generation in the Commonwealth.