Clean Energy Commission
The Gloucester Clean Energy Commission was created to promote clean energy options in Gloucester including energy efficiency, conservation, and the development of clean and renewable energy. The Commission has 7 members, each serving a 2-year term. Complete charter (PDF)
- 7:00 pm
- Generally the fourth Thursday of each month
- City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA
Meeting results are available, following approval.
Clean Energy Commission Professional Staff Contact: (978) 325-5235.
|First Name||Last Name||Address||Telephone||Title||To Expire|
|Debra||Darby||533 Washington Street||(978) 283-5053||February 14, 2022|
|Linda||Stout- Saunders||52 Bennett Street||(978) 281-3985||February 14, 2022|
|Candace||Wheeler||8 Rockholm Road||(978) 281-3566||Chair||February 14, 2022|
|Linda||Brayton||527 Washington Street||(978) 283-2334||February 14, 2021|
|John||Moskal||16 Leonard Street||(978) 281-6125||February 14, 2021|
|*Samuel||Ziergiebel||27 Derby Street||(978) 281-4625||February 14, 2021 Fulfilling Paul McGeary’s Term|
Delivery of City’s first all electric vehicles, June 2015. Left to right: Senior Planner Matt Coogan, Linda Brayton, CEC, Candace Wheeler CEC Chair, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Tom Kiley, CEC, Linda Stout-Saunders, CEC, City Councilor Paul Lunberg, Paul McGeary, CEC and former City Council President.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken launched Gloucester Green, a new program designed to help residents save money and energy, as well as helping to reduce their carbon footprint one household at a time. The city has partnered with National Grid for the initiative, with the utility provider offering no-cost energy assessments and assistance for local households.
Gloucester residents interested in getting the free energy audit can visit www.masssave.com and sign up, or call 1 (866) 527-7283 to start the process. Once that process is completed, a Mass Save Energy Specialist will go to their home and perform a Home Energy Assessment, which can include a number of tangible benefits in addition to advice on making the house more eco-friendly.
Gloucester is recognized as one of the state’s clean energy leaders!
In a recent report by Environment Massachusetts, Gloucester was recognized as one of 18 communities leading the way in the state in sustainability, renewable energy, and energy conservation. Link to the Gloucester Times article, 7/26/16 and Environment Massachusetts Press Release.
Link to the Environmental Massachusetts full report.
The City Council voted to join the MAPC Aggregation program on April 26, 2016.
The objectives of the aggregation program are to:
- lower the cost of electricity;
- gain longer term price stability; and
- offer more renewable energy options.
An important element of the process is the review of the municipal aggregation documents by its citizens. The municipal aggregation documents will be made available for public review at the Community Development Department at the City Hall Annex at 3 Pond Road and by clicking the link below.
Any questions should be directed to Jeremy Price, (978) 325-5235.
Link to a summary of the aggregation program (PDF)
Main Street: LED streetlights In 2016 the City of Gloucester converted its streetlights the city to LEDs.
Approximately 2800 lights were replaced thereby saving 2/3 of the energy consumed prior to the installation. This measure has reduced harmful glare while also lighting the areas that need actually need lighting rather than the sky!
Two Municipal Wind Turbines (A Public-Private Partnership)
Since late December 2012 a substantial portion of Gloucester’s municipal electricity has been purchased at a significant savings through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Equity Industrial Partners, LLC for a two turbine (4MW total) wind project located at the Blackburn Industrial Park.
The full story of the installation is available through the Sawyer Free Library as: Wind Turbines 101
Additional Documents and Reports
CEC Strategy and Goals document FY20 through FY22:
Past CEC Plans
Additional information on the City of Gloucester’s Clean Energy Initiatives
For more information on projects and initiatives, visit the City’s Clean Energy Planning page.