Government/ Non-Profit

MassCEC is committed to helping local governments and non-profits take control of their energy futures, protecting the environment and stabilizing energy costs.

Among MassCEC’s offerings for government and non-profit agencies are programs that help municipalities and regional planning authorities assess their clean energy resources, as well as offering grants for site assessments, feasibility studies and construction of clean energy projects, including wind turbines, anaerobic digesters and hydroelectric systems.

How U.S. Cities Are Driving Demand for Renewables Webinar

Event Time: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Online (Webinar)

America’s cities are becoming significant demand drivers for renewable sector growth and investment.

Buoyed by aggressive climate action plans and overwhelming public support for clean energy, cities have increasingly committed to high penetrations of renewables to power their municipal operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, 86 cities have pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy. As demand grows, America’s local leaders look to lessons learned from the C&I sector and other large off-takers as they seek to procure renewables at-scale both within and outside of city limits.

This quarterly State of the Industry webinar will showcase recent successes, as well as highlight a new multi-city effort announced in June designed to aggregate cities’ demand and jointly contract for utility-scale projects. It will also feature a quarterly Market Update from BNEF, as well as our regular policy update.

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Solar & Energy Storage: ACES Program Update

Event Time: 
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham , MA 02451

In 2015 the Baker-Polito Administration announced a two-phase, $10-million-dollar Energy Storage Initiative. Phase II included funding for energy storage demonstration projects via the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) program.  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources awarded funding for 26 demonstration projects. Many of these projects included Solar and Storage.  Kavita Ravi – Director of Emerging Markets – will provide an update on the program and projects underway.

The ACES program is the beginning of a new revolution in how power will be delivered and used in the near future. Shane O’Quinn Autogrid’s Senior Director of Strategic Accounts will provide us an overview of how the future of solar/storage and other distributed assets will be balanced to meet the supply and demand of electricity in real time. Autogrid’s Energy Internet applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy in a distributed energy world. 

 

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Toast To Impact

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge , MA 02142

Join Richi Entrepreneurs and ACTION Innovation Network's annual Toast To Impact party to celebrate Massachusetts' unique health and cleantech innovation ecosystem! Come and honor the incredible work that incubators, investors, government, academia, and other professionals are doing to support entrepreneurs and innovators - all with a common goal of making a great impact to our society and environment.

We invite you to keep growing your network with vibrant music and tasty food. Let's continue building Massachusetts' global innovation capacity, all together!

To all entrepreneurs looking for meaningful connections with industry experts and other key players from the health and cleantech innovation ecosystems, this is your party! Show your great projects off!

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Energy & Cleantech Connect

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Venture Cafe kendall
1 Broadway 5th Floor
Cambridge , MA 02142

Venture Cafe’s Energy & Cleantech mini-conference seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s Energy & CleanTech communities. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s CleanTech Industry.

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X·CON 2018: The Xconomy Conference on Technology and Transformation

Event Time: 
Monday, November 05, 2018 - 5:15 PM to Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston , MA 02110

We're at a pivotal moment. In short, we're facing technological change more rapid and dramatic than we previously imagined, and no corner of business or society will be left untouched. What are the key trends business leaders need to understand? Who are the players to watch across different industries? And which new technologies are most important to solving the world’s big problems?

X·CON is a multidisciplinary business conference across three days and three innovation venues in Kendall Square and Boston’s Seaport District, aimed at executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and visionaries who want to explore such questions—and participate in shaping the future.

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BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show

Event Time: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (All day) to Friday, March 15, 2019 (All day)
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Event Location: 
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston , MA 02210

The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is the region's leading event for professionals and practitioners in the fields of high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerging professionals together for three days to learn from and share ideas with each other. The theme of BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 is Know-How. This year's Conference Chairs are developing a session line-up that focuses on practical skills and immediately applicable knowledge—the innovations we're working on now, our recent lessons learned, the skills we wish all our colleagues had.

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Reducing Facility Operating Costs and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Event Time: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Saint-Gobain-Norton Hall
1 New Bond Street
Worcester , MA

The Central Massachusetts Business Environmental Network (CMBEN) in partnership with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce present Reducing Facility Operating Costs and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.

The following are the speakers and the topics they will present on:

  • ​​Joe Dufresne of Saint-Gobain will speak on their strategy to align energy project return-on-investment with CO2 emissions.
  • Michael DiBara, MassDEP, Amy Barad, MA Clean Energy Center and Will Lauwers, MA DOER will highlight their clean energy partnership and energy-saving programs.
  • James May, National Grid and Nathan Audette, Eversource will cover Mass save® energy efficiency incentives for commercial and industrial customers.
  • Lauren Mattison of UMass Amherst’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will give a presentation on the available resources to improve energy efficiency and achieve cost savings at facilities.

To register, e-mail Isabelle Lavigne from Irwin Engineers or call her at (508) 653-8007 ext. 10. no later than October 12th.

Supporting Housing and Mobility with Resilient Power in Boulder

Event Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Online (Webinar)

Join the Clean Energy States Alliance as they explore two new resilient power projects implemented in Boulder, Colorado. Over the past two years, the City of Boulder has been collaborating with stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of community facilities through deployment of solar and battery storage technologies. These innovative projects support critical operations at the City’s public housing authority headquarters, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), and at the leading nonprofit mobility service provider in the Boulder area, Via Mobility Services.

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Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard

Event Time: 
Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Online (Webinar)

Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states, as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. Join the Clean Energy States Alliance for this webinar with Lon Huber, who has consulted with numerous state governors and energy officials on CPS, will discuss the role of storage and how some states are approaching storage in the CPS. 

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