After years of delays, stakeholders say they are ready to move forward with spending plans for the money, which was set aside by Eversource when it divested its generation assets.
Since becoming chair of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority last year, Marissa Gillett has supercharged efforts around grid modernization.
Utilities and efficiency advocates credit the state’s regulatory environment for a strong showing in a recent ranking.
The energy conservation program is a partnership between the Massachusetts city and utility company Eversource.
Critics are concerned that a planned change to Massachusetts’ solar incentive program will disproportionately benefit the western part of the state and make development of projects in low-income neighborhoods even more challenging.