Batteries 101, Part 2: Benefits and Applications of Battery Energy Storage in Massachusetts

Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

This webinar builds on the foundation laid by the previous introductory session, “Batteries 101, Part 1: An Introduction to Energy Storage and Massachusetts’ Battery Storage Programs and Policies.” In Part 2, experts from Massachusetts dove deeper into the various benefits and applications of battery energy storage systems.

Panelists discussed how batteries can be configured to replace or phase out existing fossil fuel gas peaker plants, provide grid services and benefits, and bolster resilience in communities.


  • Peter Dion, General Manager, Wakefield Municipal Light Department
  • Tom Ferguson, Energy Storage Programs Manager, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
  • Jason Viadero, Director of Engineering & Generation Assets, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company
  • Chris Sherman, Senior Vice President, Cogentrix Energy
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Senior Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

Future webinars in this series delve more deeply into specific energy storage topics including safety, environmental considerations, siting, permitting, planning and zoning.

This webinar series is open to the general public, but questions from Massachusetts municipal officials and residents will be prioritized during the question and discussion portion of each event.

This webinar series is presented by Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance.