Clean Energy Commission


Wind Turbine

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


 Agendas are available prior to Clean Energy Commission meetings.

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Meeting results are available, following approval.

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Clean Energy Commission Professional Staff Contact: (978) 325-5235.


First NameLast NameAddressTelephoneTitleTo Expire
DebraDarby533 Washington Street(978) 283-5053
February 14, 2022
LindaStout- Saunders52 Bennett Street(978) 281-3985
February 14, 2022
CandaceWheeler8 Rockholm Road(978) 281-3566ChairFebruary 14, 2022
LindaBrayton527 Washington Street(978) 283-2334
February 14, 2023
JohnMoskal16 Leonard Street(978) 281-6125
February 14, 2023
SamuelZiergiebel27 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,, for program details, electricity rates, program documents, including the program plan and contact information for the electricity supplier. 

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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.

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 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.

LED Streetlights

CEC LED Streetlights Downtown

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:

Link to CEC Strategic Plan FY20 through FY22 document (PDF)

Past CEC Plans

Link to the Fiscal Year 2017 CEC Strategy and Goals document (PDF)

CEC Strategic Plan - 2011 (PDF)

ARCHIVES: Annual Reports
2012 to 2014 Report (PDF)
2011 Report (PDF)

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.