Clean Energy Commission

The Gloucester Clean Energy Commission (CEC) 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. To find out more about the Commission's mission see the CEC's Complete Charter.

Meetings

  • CEC meetings are typically held monthly on a Thursday evening. Meeting details will be posted two weeks in advance under Public Notices on the City's website. 
  • Currently all meetings are being conducted virtually. Go to Virtual Meetings to find out more. 
  • All virtual meetings are being recorded. Go to Past Remote Public Meetings on the City's website to view. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting.
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Meeting results are available, following approval.
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Members

First NameLast NameAddressTelephoneTitleTo Expire
DebraDarby533 Washington Street(978) 283-5053MemberFebruary 14, 2024
LindaStout- Saunders52 Bennett Street(978) 281-3985Member
February 14, 2024
CandaceWheeler8 Rockholm Road(978) 281-3566ChairFebruary 14, 2024
LindaBrayton527 Washington Street(978) 283-2334Member
February 14, 2023
JohnMoskal16 Leonard Street(978) 281-6125Member
February 14, 2023
SamuelZiergiebel27 Derby Street(978) 281-4625Member
February 14, 2023 
BobMyers

MemberFebruary 14, 2024


Current Documents

Past Documents

Projects and Initiatives

Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP)

In September of 2021, the City of Gloucester was awarded $69,890 through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant Program. Funding will go towards the creation of a Community Action and Resilience Plan (CARP), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the City's Clean Energy Commission (CEC). The plan will help the community to identify the highest priority challenges and the most feasible solutions to put Gloucester on track to meet long-term energy, climate and resiliency goals.

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.

Gloucester Green

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.CEC LED Streetlights Downtown

LED Streetlights

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 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.