Municipal Renewable Energy In Worcester

Municipal Solar Installations: Worcester currently has fourteen active and one soon-to-be-finished municipal solar systems.

Wind Energy Regulations & Studies: The 2007 and 2010 regulations adopted by the City allowed for installation of the large- and small-scale wind turbines, respectively. Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School’s 262-ft tall wind turbine serves as a prominent symbol of renewable energy in the city.

Municipal Renewable Energy Certificates: Adhering to the Council’s 2005 resolution, every year since 2009, the City has been greening its electricity by purchasing renewable energy certificates, thus reducing the carbon footprint of its municipal operations.

Solar Net Metering Agreements: Through three solar net metering credit agreements with local solar developers, Worcester is saving a significant amount of money on its electrical bills while supporting in-state renewable energy generation.