Renewable Energy Committee

Mission

The Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee (REC) evaluates and makes recommendations to the Board of Selectmen regarding energy conservation, energy efficiency, and/or conversion to greener energy sources. The REC is made up of volunteer community members with a representative from the Department of Public Works. The REC is dedicated to providing information and guidance to the municipal government as well as residents, property owners, and businesses in Swampscott.

Please join us for the next meeting of the Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee.  All are welcome!

Highlights

  • Municipal Energy Efficiency: As a designated Green Community, Swampscott has received energy efficiency grants from DOER of over $600,000:
    • 2016: $225,000 to convert streetlights to LEDs
    • 2013: $247,000 for new HVAC system at the library and weatherization at the Fire Station and several schools
    • 2011: $143,800 for lighting retrofits, new steam traps
  • Green Power: Swampscott received recognition as a top user of green power, one of only two Massachusetts municipalities to appear on the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Communities list.
  • Municipal Solar: 450 KW solar array installed on the high school and middle school roofs
  • Residential Energy Efficiency: Swampscott worked with National Grid in 2016 to encourage 242 homeowners to obtain home energy assessments. Many took advantage of utility incentives for insulation and other measures that are saving over 4 billion BTUs of energy annually.
  • Residential Solar: There are 209 rooftop solar systems in Swampscott, as of May 2017. The Solarize Swampscott program in 2014 spurred the installation of 35 of these systems.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
S. Peter Kane Director of Community Development

Others

NameRole

Board of Selectmen Liaison