Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning
Clean Technology & Services
Our Clean Energy Department leverages economies of scale and shifts the burdens of administration and technical expertise from the municipality to MAPC. Our collective procurements streamline the competitive procurement process cities and towns need to undertake to purchase clean energy products and services.
We help municipalities manage costs and buy what they need to green community operations and services with group purchasing programs for LED streetlight retrofits, energy management services, and clean vehicle technologies.
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MAPC can help communities save time and money through our collective procurements for clean technology and services.
Through MAPC, you can access one-time Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) grant funding for 30% of the cost of LED streetlight materials and installation – and get the convenience and peace of mind of collective purchasing. To be eligible, your city or town must already own its existing streetlights, and commit to OR have completed a streetlight audit.
To learn more about grant eligibility, current and past projects, and the services MAPC provides, visit our LED Streetlight webpage.
Over 40 percent of the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. Municipalities could help reduce these emissions and save money by greening their municipal vehicles through the use of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, idle reduction technology, and aftermarket conversion technology.
Through the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program, MAPC is working with cities and towns to identify opportunities to retrofit existing fleet vehicles, up-fit new purchases, or implement clean fuel conversions, getting them the cost benefits of bulk purchasing and reducing the time investment needed to purchase these technologies. Learn more on the Clean Vehicles webpage.
Energy services performance contracting
MAPC facilitates group procurements to select and qualify Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and solar providers to provide energy management services through a performance contracting model. Performance contracting is a creative financing mechanism that allows communities to use guaranteed energy cost savings over a 15 to 20 year period to pay for a bundle of energy saving, infrastructure-renewal projects across a portfolio of buildings and/or renewable energy generation projects through third-party ownership models, such as a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Contact Nicole Sanches to learn more.
MAPC supports communities wishing to invest in solar energy through regional procurement projects, solar energy management contract development, solar permitting and zoning support, and educational events. Solar energy management contracts are long-term service agreements between communities and developers and include system design, financing, installation, operations, maintenance, long-term lease of public space, electricity, and a system performance guarantee. Learn more on the Solar Contracting & Best Practices webpage.