Judith Judson, ‎Commissioner, ‎Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

On June 14, 2018, Boston Advanced Energy held its stakeholder breakfast at Holland & Knight. The event brought AEG’s stakeholder members together to discuss the topics of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization.

In this installment of the AEG Podcast, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson shares her insightful perspective on the Commonwealth’s goal of achieving a clean, affordable, and resilient energy future. She talked about the value of energy efficiency in being cost-effective while also reducing emissions consumers’ bills. She gives numbers to illustrate the the high success of their efficiency programs, citing the Green Communities Program and their many Solar Incentives and Programs. Judson suggests that efficiency and clean technologies are low-hanging fruit for energy efficiency and that the State’s next major opportunities lay in: reducing peak loads through demand response management, reducing gas consumption by fuel switching, setting higher standards and building codes for ubiquitous LED lighting and ‘EV Readiness,’ financing of solar deployment, the mass implementation of energy storage technology, and the maximization of existing infrastructure.

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