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). The 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 Massachusetts, the final report of the Distributed Generation Working Group (September 14, 2012).The MA-TSRG Final By-Laws are available here.

Membership


Utility Membership

Chair: John Bonazoli, Unitil / bonazoli@unitil.com

Mike Porcaro, National Grid / Mike.Porcaro@nationalgrid.com

Shakir Iqbal, Eversource East / shakir.iqbal@eversource.com

Jay Funding, Eversource – West / James.fundling@eversource.com


Non-Utility Membership

Vice-Chair: Solar Rep: Mrinmayee Kale, Borrego Solar / mkale@borregosolar.com

CHP Rep: Tony Morreale, LIG Consultants / tmorreale@ligconsultants.com

Gov/Cust Rep: Michael Coddington, Principal Engineer, NREL


Ex Officio Membership

Kate Tohme, Distributed Generation and Clean Energy Ombudsperson, Massachusetts DPU

Brian Ritzinger, Lead Engineer, Massachusetts DPU


TSRG Web Page Administrator and DG Working Group Government/Customer Sector Member

Gerry Bingham, MBA, Sr. Coordinator for Distributed Energy Resources, MA DOER / gerry.bingham@mass.gov

Common Technical Guideline

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS


Meeting #32; Tentative Schedule: November 3, 2021 (1 - 4 PM)



PAST MEETINGS


  • Meeting #31; August 18, 2021 (1 - 4 PM)

  • Meeting #30 (May 20, 2021; 1 PM - 4 PM)

  • Meeting #29 (February 18, 2021; 1 PM - 4 PM)

  • Meeting #28 (December 8, 2020; 1 PM - 4 PM)

    • - MINUTES (posted 1/21/21)

    • - AGENDA (posted 12/4/20)

    • - Materials

    • o University of Delaware EV project (PDF)

    • o National Grid PV facilities Update (PDF)

  • Meeting #27 (October 2, 2020; 1 PM - 4 PM)

    • - MINUTES (posted 12/2/20)

    • - AGENDA (posted 9/21/20)

    • - EDC recommendations for the Simplified Screening (PDF); posted 10/2/20 (pre-mtg)

    • - IEEE 1547 Subgroup Update (PDF); posted 10/2/20 (post-mtg)

    • - IEEE 1547 Subgroup Progress (XLS); posted 10/2/20 (post-mtg)

  • Meeting #26 (June 24, 2020; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

    • MINUTES (posted 7/27/20)

    • AGENDA (posted 6/16/20)

    • National Grid Advanced PV Facilities Update (PPT)

    • DRAFT of EDC Simplified Screen (PDF)(posted July 9, 2020)

  • Special Meeting #25 | February 21, 2020 | National Grid, North Andover

  • Meeting #24 | February 11, 2020 | National Grid Worcester Office / 939 Southbridge St. / Worcester

  • Meeting #23 (Rescheduled at DPU request - formerly Oct 3)

November 8, 2019 | National Grid Worcester Office / 939 Southbridge St. / Worcester





  • Meeting #17 (March 29, 2018; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)




  • Meeting #15 (August 29, 2017; 8:00 AM)

    • National Grid – Worcester 939 Southbridge St. / Worcester, MA 01610

    • FINAL AGENDA (posted 8/17/17)

    • MINUTES (posted 11/6/17)

















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

2019 Common Technical Standards Manual (Word; posted 11/8/19)

Previous Versions

2017 Common Technical Standards Manual (Word; posted 12/5/17)

2016 Common Technical Standards Manual (posted 8/1/16)

Common Technical Guideline Matrix (July 2015)

2013 Guideline | 2013 Guideline Quick-Reference Matrix


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:

- Information and Technical Requirements For the Interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) (3/24/17)

- 12 Point Verification (This document is in revision.) |


TOPIC: Penetration Screen Review

Key Background Materials

Supporting Materials

If a non-TSRG member would like to share any documents or practices, please contact the MA-TSRG Chair.

Key Background Materials