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The Boston Community Energy Study explores the potential for local energy generation, district energy and microgrids. The Study is a collaboration between The Mayor’s Office of Environment Energy and Open Spaces, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), MIT Sustainable Design Lab and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
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See how MIT Sustainable Design Lab simulated the energy “heartbeat” of Boston for an entire year! This data is the foundation for the Boston Community Energy Study.
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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center granted $75,000 to the Boston Planning & Development Agency as seed funding to develop the team, framework, and technological advances necessary for the study and provide the methodology to execute similar studies in other Massachusetts communities.
The Barr Foundation generously contributed a match funding grant for a three-year fellowship staff position at the BPDA to explore EcoDistricts and District Energy within Boston.
Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Division provided funding to Lincoln Laboratories for this study.
Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability provided funding to Lincoln Laboratories for this study.