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, 2023|
|John||Moskal||16 Leonard Street||(978) 281-6125||February 14, 2023|
|Samuel||Ziergiebel||27 Derby Street||(978) 281-4625||February 14, 2023|
Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation
The City Council voted to authorize the Mayor to investigate and establish the City's Community Electricity Aggregation program on April 26, 2016.
In operation since December 2018, the program, called Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation or Gloucester CEA for short, provides residents and businesses in Gloucester with more renewable energy options, stable electricity rates and competitive pricing. Future savings cannot be guaranteed because future National Grid rates are unknown.Visit the program website, gloucester-cea.com, for program details, electricity rates, program documents, including the program plan and contact information for the electricity supplier.
Delivery of City’s first all electric vehicles, June 2015. Left to right: Senior Planner Matt Coogan, Linda Brayton, CEC, Candace Wheeler CEC Chair, former Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Tom Kiley, CEC, Linda Stout-Saunders, CEC, former City Councilor Paul Lundberg, Paul McGeary, former CEC and former City Council President.
Former 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.
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.