Emerging Initiatives

The clean energy sector in Massachusetts is constantly evolving. Below is a selection of emerging industries that MassCEC is working within.

Energy storage encompasses technologies that store electrical energy or thermal energy and produce electricity or heating/cooling respectively whenever needed. Energy storage offers reliability, flexibility and efficiency of usage, making it easier to include clean energy sources in the... read more.

The electric grid and related utility business models are undergoing dramatic transformation and facing new challenges and market pressures:  severe weather events have increased the number and duration of outages; the energy needs of a digital economy require higher reliability and power... read more.

Clean transportation utilizes technology to replace or reduce the direct use of fossil fuels, which generate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Clean transportation includes plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), battery... read more.

Existing and emerging threats to public safety including severe weather, and related climate change impacts, cyber and terror attacks have increased decision maker awareness of the need to support energy resilience policies, programs, and technologies at the state and local levels.

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MassCEC’s Offshore Wind strategy centers on accelerating the responsible development of offshore wind projects and increasing the role of Massachusetts companies, institutions, and workers in the offshore wind industry.  Toward this goal, MassCEC is leading an array of initiatives and technical... read more.

Water and energy work together in almost every form of energy production to provide our cities and towns with the resources we need. Energy generation is one of the largest consumers of water. The water-energy nexus is the relationship between how much water is used to generate and transmit... read more.