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.
Mission & Values
MassCEC's mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, while advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader and growing the state’s clean energy economy.
MassCEC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. We are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry. MassCEC strives to lead and innovate in equitable clean energy and climate solutions.
MassCEC is committed to providing all our employees with a supportive working environment to ensure the successful implementation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ long-term clean energy and climate goals. We value and encourage in-depth conversations about how best to address the Commonwealth’s energy challenges. Our culture is predicated on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the need for all people to be empowered to create, innovate, and experiment, while also feeling a sense of meaningful participation, collaboration, and belonging. The perspectives and experiences of our talented and versatile staff sharpen our understanding and relevance to our diverse state, strengthen our approach to program design, and help us to build a broader and more profound relationship with the communities we serve. We respect individuality and value teamwork. Together, we strive to produce positive and measurable results that can be accomplished while enjoying the work, the people, and the environment.
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.
- Massachusetts ranked #1 on the Clean Energy Community Power Scorecard for the 5th straight year by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (2021)
- Massachusetts ranked #1 for median clean energy wage by E2 (2020)
- Massachusetts ranked #1 in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified square feet per capita by the USGBC (2022)
- Massachusetts ranked #2 for Innovation overall by Bloomberg, for the 2nd year in a row (2020)
- Massachusetts ranked #2 most energy efficient state in the country by ACEEE (2022)
- Boston ranked #2 U.S. city for clean energy by ACEEE (2020)
- Massachusetts ranked #2 for clean energy workers per capita in the U.S. by E2 (2020)
- Massachusetts ranked #5 for total solar workers in the U.S. by Solar Energy Industries Association (2021)
- Massachusetts ranked #7 for total clean energy workers in the U.S. by E2 (2021)
MassCEC currently funds about 20 programs, including financing for early stage companies and technology development, pilots for the decarbonization of buildings and transportation, and investments in training to build a skilled, diverse clean energy workforce. MassCEC drives innovation by serving as a clearinghouse and support center for the clean energy technology sector -- helping companies and communities access capital and other vital growth resources. We also operate two major facilities that support the offshore wind industry.
MassCEC fosters collaboration among 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, community organizations, 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 technologies.
Since 2010 MassCEC has:
Clean Energy Project Growth in Massachusetts
- MassCEC was established by Chapter 23J of the General Laws and began operating in 2009.
- We are a quasi-public agency funded via the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund, which was 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 30 cents per month for the average residential customer – paid by ratepayers of the investor-owned electric utilities in Massachusetts, as well as the six municipal electric departments that have joined the fund.
- MassCEC is managed by CEO Emily Reichert.
- MassCEC is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rebecca Tepper.