Studies and Research


MassCEC, in partnership with the City of Holyoke and the Town of Somerset, recently released a pair of studies looking at potential reuses for the Mt. Tom, Brayton Point and Montaup coal-fired power plants.

These studies were aimed at assisting the communities in conversations with... read more.

MassCEC, in partnership with U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has completed three years of marine wildlife surveys to guide and expedite the federal permitting process for offshore wind development, and to support the deployment of offshore wind in Massachusetts in an... read more.

In order to maximize economic development opportunities in Massachusetts associated with the emerging offshore wind industry, MassCEC is conducting an Offshore Wind Ports & Infrastructure Assessment to identify and assess... read more.

MassCEC is pleased to provide this  Solar Market Barriers Overview, the result of an analysis undertaken to help identify key solar barriers and identify potential market options to overcome these barriers within... read more.

Each year, MassCEC commissions an independent industry report that gives us the chance to examine the strides the clean energy sector has made over the past 12 months, and measures how investments in clean energy economic development are paying off for the Commonwealth.
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The 2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report – an annual accounting of the sector’s activity – shows the clean energy sector continues to report sustained growth, expanding to more than 105,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016. The industry contributes $11.8 billion to Massachusetts’ Gross... read more.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) launched the Energy Storage Initiative in 2015, which includes a... read more.

In 2013, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, launched Community Energy Strategies, an initiative aimed at partnering with local officials and community volunteers,  to identify and develop strategies for implementing the mix of clean energy... read more.

MassCEC is proud to release the first Massachusetts Water Technology Industry Roadmap, outlining the state of the industry for the first time, taking measure of its size and offering an outlook for... read more.

As cities and states seek to improve the resilience, reliability, and efficiency of the electric grid in the face of increasingly severe storms and other emerging threats, microgrids offer policy makers, elected leaders and the communities they serve an additional tool with which to... read more.