Distributed Generation Workshops

The interconnection process is complex and being improved. Utility-hosted DG Workshops have been offered voluntarily by the utilities since 2009 and are very helpful for anyone seeking to get more familiar with the process. They are free and sponsored by the Massachusetts utility companies on an annual schedule of monthly sessions as part of their agreement filed with DPU in September 2013.

Next Interconnection Workshop


MA Distributed Generation Interconnection Seminar

Eversource Energy is pleased to announce its next seminar on the Interconnection of Distributed Generation for developers and installers of renewable energy projects. This upcoming seminar will focus on the interconnection process for Eastern MA Expedited / Standard projects.  Please note there is no fee for this seminar however we do require pre-registration.   

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

Where: Eversource Energy, 247 Station Drive (formally 1 NSTAR WAY), Westwood, MA  02090

Check In from 8:00 - 9:00 AM Main Security Check West Entrance and sign in with security

To register for the December 12th, 2018 seminar, attendees must email  Elaine.Zimmerman@Eversource.com no later than December 11th, 2018. Please include the following information:

  • Your full name and company name
  • Your e-mail and telephone number

If you are registering more than one person, please include their contact information as well. Due to limited space we will not be able to accommodate on-site registration so pre-registration is required.

Call in will be available. For any external participants - please dial – 781-441-3101  access code 4418285

Hope to see you there!

The Eversource Distributed Generation Team

2019 Schedule of DG Workshops


February 13           EMA Simplified

March 13               WMA Expedited / Standard

April 18                  National Grid - Hopedale

May 15                   EMA Expedited / Standard

June 19                  WMA Simplified

July 18                  National Grid - Hopedale

August 21              WMA Expedited / Standard

September 11        EMA Simplified

October 17             National Grid - Hopedale

November 6           WMA Simplified

December 11         EMA Expedited / Standard



2018 Schedule of DG Workshops
  • February 22, 2018  (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley 
  • March 7, 2018 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) -- Westwood
  • April 19, 2018 (National Grid) -- Worcester
  • May 9, 2018  (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley 
  • June 13, 2018 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) -- Westwood
  • July 19, 2018  (National Grid) -- Waltham
  • August 23, 2018  (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley 
  • September 12, 2018 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) -- Westwood
  • October 18, 2018 (National Grid) -- Hopedale
  • November 7, 2018  (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley
  • December 12, 2018 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) -- Westwood


        Workshop/Conference Presentations
        o WMECo Workshop - Simplified (11/7/18)
        o NGrid DG Workshop (10/18/18)
           - Revised (posted 12/7/18)
           - Presented 
        Topics Covered:
            - Interconnection
            - Storage
            - SMART
            - ISO-NE slides
        NGrid Interconnection (7/19/18)
        NGrid Portal Webinar (5/9/18)
        WMECo Workshop - Simplified (5/9/18)
        NGrid Workshop (4/19/18)
           -  DOER SMART slides
           -  SMART Calculator (XLS) 
        o WMECo Workshop (2/23/18)
           -  ISO-NE & Ride-Through 
           -  Expedited/Standard Process
           -  Net Metering
        o Eversource East DG Workshop Expedited/Standard Process (12/13/17)
        o Eversource West DG Workshop Expedited/Standard Process (11/2/17)
        NGrid Workshop (10/19/17)
        Eversource East DG Workshop Simplified (9/13/17)
        Eversource West DG Workshop Expedited (8/23/2017)
        Eversource West DG Workshop Simplified (5/10/2017)
        NGrid: DG Interconnection
            (4/13/17)
        Eversource East DG Workshop (3/9/17)
        Eversource East DG Workshop (12/14/16)
        WMECo Workshop (11/3/16)
        NGrid: DG Interconnection
            (10/20/16)
        o WMECo Workshop (8/24/16)
           -  Net Metering
           -  Simplified Process
           -  Expedited/Standard Process
        NGrid Workshop (7/21/16)
        Eversource DG Workshop (NSTAR - 6/15/16)
        NGrid: DG Interconnection (10/15/15)
        NGrid: DG Interconnection  (10/15/14)
        o NGrid: Interconnection and Net Metering (7/24/14)
        o WMECo: Net Metering and Interconnection (5/14/14)
        Environmental Business Council (4/29/14) 
        o NGrid: Interconnection and CHP (4/24/14)
        o CHP Workshop for MA Hospitals (4/9/14)
        WMECo (6/13/13)
        o National Grid (4/25/13)

         

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        2017
        • February 23, 2017 (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley
        • March 9, 2017 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) 
        • April 13, 2017 (National Grid – Worcester)
        • May 10, 2017 (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley
        • June 15, 2017 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR)
        • July 20, 2017  (National Grid – Waltham)
        • August 23, 2017 (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley
        • September 13, 2017 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR)
        • October 19, 2017 (National Grid -- North Andover)
        • November 2, 2017 (Eversource -- formerly WMECo) -- Hadley
        • December 13, 2017 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) 

        2016

        • February 25 (Eversource West – formerly WMECo)
        • March 9 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR) 
        • April 21 (National Grid – Worcester)
        • May 11 (Eversource West – formerly WMECo)
        • June 15 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR)
        • July 21 (National Grid – Waltham)
        • August 24 (Eversource West – formerly WMECo)
        • September 14 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR)
        • October 20 (National Grid – North Andover)
        • November 3 (Eversource West – formerly WMECo)
        • December 14 (Eversource East – formerly NSTAR)

        2015

        • February 26, Eversource (formerly WMECo)  
        • March 11, Eversource (formerly NSTAR)
        • April 23, National Grid (Worcester)
        • May 13, Eversource (formerly WMECo) 
        • June 4, Eversource (formerly NSTAR) 
        • July 23, National Grid (Waltham)
        • August 26, Eversource (formerly WMECo)  
        • September 18, Eversource (formerly NSTAR)
        • October 15, National Grid (North Andover)
        • November 5Eversource (formerly WMECo)
        • December 10, Eversource (formerly NSTAR)


        2014

        • February 27, WMECo 12:30-3:00 pm (Hadley)
        • March 12, NSTAR, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon (Westwood)
        • April 24, National Grid 8:30-Noon (Worcester)
        • May 14, WMECo
        • June 11, NSTAR, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon (Westwood)
        • July 24, National Grid  8:30-Noon (Waltham)
        • August 27, WMECo (Hadley)
        • September 10, NSTAR, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon (Westwood)
        • October 16, National Grid 8:30-Noon (North Andover)
        • November 6, WMECo
        • December 10, NSTAR, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon (Westwood)


        2013

        • March 14 – WMECo (Hadley)
        • April 18 – NSTAR (Westwood)   
        • April 25 – National Grid (Worcester)
        • May 10 – Unitil (Fitchburg) 
        • June 13 – WMECo (Hadley)
        • July 25 – National Grid (Waltham)
        • August 29 – WMECo (Hadley)
        • September 10 – NSTAR (Westwood) -- CANCELED
        • October 17 – National Grid (N. Andover)
        • November 7 –WMECo (Hadley)
        • December 5 – NSTAR (Westwood)