Energy & Sustainability


 The Energy and Sustainability Department responsibilities include:

  • Providing assistance to Greenfield residents and businesses on accessing energy-efficiency and solar programs, incentives and rebates, and energy-saving tips.
  • Providing commercial PACE assistance to commercial property owners - access to low-cost financing for larger clean energy upgrades.
  • Tracking all municipal energy usage and reconciling at fiscal year end.
    • Paying utility bills: electricity, gas, oil, diesel, and propane.
    • Maintaining and entering data into state Mass Energy Insight program.
  • Developing annual prioritized list of energy-saving projects based on a number of factors, including energy consumption, planned capital projects, and available grants to achieve target efficiency goals.
  • Overseeing the City’s municipal aggregation program, Greenfield Light & Power, for all electricity customers.
  • Procuring competitive community-wide electricity supply and municipal natural gas contracts.
  • Monitoring solar production and credits on the Cumberland Road solar farm and Mill Brook wellfield solar projects.
    • Paying invoices for the City’s Power Purchase Agreement rates.
    • Tracking and reconciling production with solar credits.
  • Serving on building committees to provide assistance to achieve net-zero energy on new municipal building projects including the library and fire station (applies to the director).
    • Coordinating with utilities for maximum incentives
  • Creating Building Dashboards with building and energy information on each municipal building.
  • Being in charge of Electric Vehicle charging stations (currently 12 municipal plugs) by securing grants, managing installations, ensuring operation, and tracking usage and revenue.
  • Managing Greenfield’s adherence to five Green Communities criteria and submitting all required reporting.
  • Securing Green Communities Competitive Grants and performing all project development, implementation, and reporting.
  • Seeking out and applying for appropriate grant funding and incentives for energy and sustainability projects to offset City’s cost burden.
  • Setting an approximately $1 million annual Energy Department budget comprised mostly of utility bills.
  • Ensuring Greenfield continues to meet and abide by Massachusetts climate and resiliency goals.
  • Working with other City departments, utilities, consultants, and state and regional officials to develop and implement projects to achieve results.
  • Performing project management for all energy projects, including renewable energy, utility-sponsored projects, and building upgrades.
  • Maintaining the Sustainable Greenfield Facebook page.