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Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group

This site has been created to serve as a central internet resource for the Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group (TSRG).  

TSRG was assembled through an agreement among the DG Working Group members. Details about this agreement can be found on page 30 of the 
Proposed Changes to the Uniform Standards for Interconnecting Distributed Generation in Massachusettsthe final report of the Distributed Generation
Working Group (September 14, 2012)


Utility Membership
Chair (until January 1, 2016): Babak Enayati, National Grid / 781-907-3242 / Babak.Enayati@nationalgrid.com    
John Teixeira, National Grid / John.Teixeira@nationalgrid.com (starting January 1, 2015)
Michael Brigandi, Eversource (NSTAR) / michael.brigandi@eversource.com

Cynthia Janke, 
WMECo / 413-585-1750 / cynthia.janke@eversource.com (alternate: Erik Morgan)

John Bonazoli, Unitil / bonazoli@unitil.com

Non-Utility Membership
Vice-Chair:  Michael Conway, Borrego Solar / 978-610-2860 / mconway@borregosolar.com
Reid Sprite, Source One / 617-339-6152 / rsprite@s1inc.com
Michael Coddington, National Renewable Energy Laboratory / 303-275-3822 / Michael.Coddington@nrel.gov

Ex Officio Membership
Nancy Stevens, Director of Consumer Division, Interconnection Ombudsperson, Massachusetts DPU

Website Administrator
Gerry Bingham, MBA, Sr. Coordinator of Distributed Generation, MA DOER / gerry.bingham@state.ma.us

Common Technical Guideline 

The Common Technical Guideline highlights commonalities and differences in the interconnection practices and requirements of the four public utilities in MA. The document should serve as reference material for interconnecting customers in the state.

2013 Guideline

2013 Guideline Quick-Reference Matrix


Meeting #5 (April 1, 2015) 
  • Hosting Capacity reading material provided by DOER: EPRI's publicly available Study entitled, "The Integrated Grid: A Cost-Benefit Framework," describes least-cost methods for determining PV Hosting Capacity with existing Impact Studies and System Planning activities.

Meeting #4 (September 17, 2014) 

   -  Minutes
   -  National Grid Presentation: Company Owned Solar - Phase II (PDF)
   -  NSTAR Responses to Agenda Items covered during their absence


Meeting #3 (April 16, 2014) 

Special Meeting (January 29, 2014)

Special Meeting (December 2, 2013)

Meeting #2 (September 16, 2013)

Supporting Materials 
If a non-TSRG member would like to share any documents or practices, please contact Babak Enayati through email (Babak.Enayati@nationalgrid.com).

TOPIC: Company-Specific Technical Requirements
National Grid: Requirements for Parallel Generation Connected to a National Grid Owned EPS (The MA Standard is in Electric Service Bulletin 756 - Attachment C)
NSTAR: 12 Point Verification (This document is in revision.)

TOPIC: Penetration Screen Review

Key Background Materials