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Boston Grid Modernization Working Group

The electrification of buildings and transportation is a key strategy to achieve climate goals set by the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and many other private and non-profit enterprises and organizations. The Boston Grid Modernization Working Group will set the stage for future work on specific aspects of the electrification strategies for the City, utilities, and large energy users – including potential building electrification and vehicle charging, grid infrastructure siting, and the role of distributed energy sources (DER). 

The Boston Grid Modernization Working Group will convene cross-sector representatives from GRC’s Members and other participating organizations to help inform and facilitate better coordination, planning, and implementation processes as it relates to future infrastructure investments. The Working Group will focus on planning information and sharing protocols, the City of Boston’s energy transformation visioning approach, neighborhood infrastructure siting processes, policy and regulatory reform, and workforce issues.

Participating Organizations

Arup, Beacon Capital Partners, Boston Medical Center, BXP (formerly Boston Properties), Boston University, City of Boston, Equity Residential, Eversource, Harvard University, Mass General Brigham, MIT, Museum of Science, National Grid, New England Aquarium, Northeastern University, Turner Construction, UMass Boston, Vicinity


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