About MassCEC

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a state economic development agency dedicated to accelerating the growth of the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth to spur job creation, deliver statewide environmental benefits and to secure long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC works to increase the adoption of clean energy while driving down costs and delivering financial, environmental, and economic development benefits to energy users and utility customers across the state. 

Mission

Grow the state’s clean energy industry while helping the Commonwealth of Massachusetts meet its clean energy and climate goals.

INVEST

Invest in programs that increase clean energy adoption by residents, businesses and communities.

CONNECT

Connect employers, job seekers, students, communities and investors within and across the clean energy industry.

INNOVATE

Drive innovation through infrastructure, investment funding and technology development support. 

Our programs

MassCEC funds more than 40 programs including incentives for clean energy technology installations, financing for early stage companies and technology development as well as investments in training programs to build a clean energy workforce. MassCEC, which is publicly-funded, drives innovation by serving as a clearinghouse and support center for the clean energy technology sector, providing assistance to enable companies to access capital and other vital growth resources. 

Partnerships

MassCEC fosters collaboration among the industry, state government, research universities and the financial sector to advance the state’s clean energy economy. We partner with policy-makers, employers, job seekers, students, municipal governments, communities, schools, industry experts, technology incubators, academics, business accelerators, energy consumers, clean energy installers, environmental advocates and the innovators who are developing the next generation of clean energy and water technologies.

Massachusetts is a global clean energy hub

Massachusetts’ progressive clean energy policy environment and unique concentration of research and development, universities, innovation and start-up excellence has created the ideal environment for the world’s top clean energy companies and innovators to thrive.

  • The state has also set the gold standard for energy efficiency, named the most efficient state in the country for six straight years by ACEEE. (2017)
  • Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in Bloomberg’s Innovation Index (2017)
  • Massachusetts named No. 1 state in the country by U.S. News & World Report  (2017)
  • Massachusetts is No. 1 in the United States for per-capita early-stage clean energy venture investment. (2016)
  • Boston named the most energy efficient city in the nation, four years in a row ACEEE (2017)
  • Boston named No. 1 in the U.S. for startups by U.S. Chamber of Commerce, two years in a row (2017)

The results

The Massachusetts clean energy sector now employs more than 105,000 workers across the Commonwealth – up by 75 percent since 2010. Clean energy is an $11.8 billion industry in Massachusetts and represents 2.5 percent of the overall Massachusetts economy and 2.9 percent of the state's overall workforce.

History

Established by Chapter 23J of the General Laws, MassCEC began operating in 2009. MassCEC is a quasi-public agency funded via the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund, authorized by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1997 as part of the electric utility deregulation process. The trust is funded by a systems benefit charge – totaling approximately .29 cents per month for the average residential customer – paid by electric ratepayers of investor-owned utilities in Massachusetts, as well as the five municipal electric departments that have joined the fund. MassCEC is managed by CEO Stephen Pike and governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton.