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

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader while growing the state’s clean energy economy.

Our values

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.

 

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 25 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.

  • Massachusetts ranked #1 for highest percentage of clean energy workers per capita in the U.S. by E2 (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #1 for median clean energy wage by E2 (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #1 on the Clean Energy Community Power Scorecard for the 4th straight year by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #2 most energy efficient state in the country by ACEEE (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #2 for Innovation overall by Bloomberg, for the 2nd year in a row (2020)
  • Boston ranked #2 city for clean energy by ACEEE (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #4 in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the USGBC (2019)
  • Massachusetts ranked #4 for total solar workers in the U.S. by the Solar Foundation (2019)
  • Massachusetts ranked #7 for total clean energy workers in the U.S. by E2 (2020)

The results

As of the end of 2019, the Massachusetts clean energy sector employed more than 113,967 workers across the Commonwealth – up by 89 percent since 2010. Clean energy is a $14 billion industry in Massachusetts and represents over 3 percent of the overall Massachusetts economy.

 

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 Kathleen A. Theoharides.