Massachusetts’ Municipal Utility Energy Storage Projects: Examples from Sterling, Templeton, and Wakefield

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

This Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar profiled three Massachusetts municipal utilities that are using energy storage to reduce costs and provide other benefits to their customers. Representatives of the Sterling Municipal Light Department, the Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department, and the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department discussed their energy storage systems, explained their financial and other benefits, and offered lessons learned from designing and dispatching the battery systems.

Sterling recently announced $1 million in savings due to the use of their two batteries to control capacity and transmission costs. Templeton and Wakefield will each describe their new storage systems, their impetus for installing batteries, and early lessons learned from the design and construction process.


  • Sean Hamilton, General Manager, Sterling Municipal Light Department
  • John Driscoll, General Manager, Templeton Municipal Light & Water Department
  • Dave Polson, Engineering & Operations Manager, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department
  • Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)
  • Val Stori, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)

This webinar was a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance.