What We Do: Clean Energy

In the video above, Cammy Peterson, Director of Clean Energy, explains the role of the Clean Energy Department at MAPC.

MAPC’s clean energy services range from local energy and climate action planning to energy-related technical assistance to state and regional procurements. Recent projects include LED streetlight retrofits, community electricity aggregation, municipal climate preparedness and resiliency, Green Communities technical assistance, and clean vehicle projects.

Whether your community is just starting out or needs to tap into innovative ways to lead by example, MAPC staff can work with your city or town to identify clean energy solutions. The Department’s local energy and climate planning services can assist municipalities to establish an energy use baseline, inventory community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, and create a local energy action plan or climate action plan.

The Department can also provide energy-related technical assistance to help your community implement effective and innovative clean energy solutions. In the last year, the Department helped four communities achieve Green Community designation and supported six designated Green Communities with annual reporting and competitive grant applications.

Regionally, the Department can help communities come together to collectively procure clean energy technology and shared services. Through these collective procurements, MAPC helps municipalities out with procurement, contract development, and project implementation. By participating in the MAPC’s collective procurement and group purchasing programs, municipalities can access LED streetlight retrofits, solar energy management services, energy services companies (ESCOs), and aftermarket conversion technology for municipal fleet vehicles.

Right now, open opportunities to work with the Department include joining the LED Streetlight Rapid Retrofit Program, which covers 30 percent of the retrofit cost; joining the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program to convert your fleet’s vans, school buses, and trash trucks to clean fuels; signing up for MAPC’s peak demand notification program;  and bringing more renewable energy to the New England grid through the Green Municipal Aggregation Program.

Learn more about local and regional projects on MAPC’s Clean Energy webpage.