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Resources for Municipalities

See our Municipal Assistance page to learn about services we offer to Massachusetts cities/towns


  • Vehicle Fuel Efficiency - Information on how cities and towns can reduce fuel consumption by municipally-owned vehicles and save money
  • Solar Information  - Resources for cities and towns regarding solar photovoltaic development, including information on bylaws, zoning, and permitting processes
  • Energy Storage - Basic information about large battery storage systems, planning and permitting resources for municipalities
  • Peak Demand Management - Information about peak demand management and MAPC's free Peak Electricity Demand Notification program for municipalities to learn how to reduce demand and the costs and emissions associated with capacity charges
  • Municipal Aggregation - Information about how your town or city can purchase electricity in bulk to obtain price savings, price stability, and a greener electricity supply
  • Building Energy Efficiency Checklist - Learn about a range of measures to increase efficiency in schools and other municipal buildings
  • Green Communities Case Studies - Learn how seven Massachusetts cities and towns reduced municipal energy use by at least 20% through the Green Communities program
  • Clean Heating and Cooling Resources - See this page for our clean heating and cooling info sheet, a recording of our online heat pump workshop, and more

Programs Providing Assistance or Financial Incentives

  • Green Communities Designation and Grant Program - Administered by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • UMass Clean Energy Corps - Offers free, in-depth clean energy studies for Massachusetts cities, towns, and school districts
  • Mass Save - Mass Save is the energy efficiency program for customers of investor-owned utilities across Massachusetts.  On the linked page, we have compiled contact information for Mass Save municipal representatives, who can provide information on incentives toward free energy assessments and incentives for energy efficiency projects and purchases of efficient equipment.
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Grants for solar hot water, organics-to-energy and hydropower projects
  • Clean Cities Program - MA DOER program offering information and funding for alternative fuel vehicles and green transportation options
  • Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative - MA DOER grant program for municipalities using clean energy technologies to protect citizens from service interruptions caused by severe weather
  • Volkswagen Settlement Grants - Funding for efficient diesel, alternative fuel, and electric vehicles to replace diesel vehicles; funding for electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure