Commonwealth Hydropower

The Commonwealth Hydropower Program seeks to increase the output of the Commonwealth’s hydropower assets by providing grants for ecologically-appropriate projects that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.  

Target projects include:

  • Upgrades to existing, FERC-licensed or non-jursidictional facilities that will result in greater generation
  • Development of new facilities that take advantage of the water flowing in man-made conduits, such as water distribution systems
  • Upgrade or development of facilities on FERC-licensed canals

Eligibility is generally limited to projects that can demonstrate a high likelihood of qualifying for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.

THE COMMONWEALTH HYDROPOWER ROUND 5 SOLICITATION IS NOW CLOSED.

The link to the solicitation, below, is provided for reference only.  Please sign up for our emails to be alerted to the availability of Commonwealth Hydropower funding opportunities.

Commonwealth Hydropower Program Offerings