Community Partners

The Community Clean Energy Project is proud to work with a wide range of leaders in the Worcester community. Their wisdom and insight helps us impact the community in profound ways. Our partners include:

Joe Bush is the Vice President of Product Development at Battery Resourcers, former Executive Director of Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, and CCEP Advisory Board Member

Worcester Community Action Council  (WCAC)

Mary Knittle is the Energy Director at WCAC and CCEP Advisory Board Member

Main South Community Development Corporation 

Steve Teasdale is the Executive Director at Main South CDC and CCEP Advisory Board Member

Worcester Common Ground Community Development Corporation

Yvette Dyson is the Executive Director of Worcester Common Ground CDC and CCEP Advisory Board Member

Clark University

Jack Foley is the Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at Clark University and CCEP Advisory Board Member

City of Worcester

Sarai Rivera is the City Councilor of District 4 in Worcester and CCEP Advisory Board Member. We are also in frequent contact with the Worcester City Manager and Energy Office 

Eversource Energy

Nathan Audette is an Energy Efficiency Account Executive at Eversource Energy and CCEP Advisory Board Member

National Grid

Thomas Chorman is a Senior Engineer of New Grid Offerings – New Energy Solutions at National Grid and CCEP Advisory Board Member


Julia Dineen is a Program Manager at CLEAResult and CCEP Advisory Board Member

Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC)

Anh Vu Sawyer is the Executive Director of the SEAC 

Worcester Roots

Howard Lucas is involved in Worcester Roots and is a CCEP Advisory Board Member

Joseph O’Brien, former Mayor of Worcester, also serves on the CCEP Advisory Board.

The CCEP Worcester is a 2017-2019 Barr Foundation funding recipient.

Letters of Support

Thanks to all who have formally acknowledged their support, including:

US Congressman Jim McGovern

Harry Kokkinis, President of Table Talk Pies

Clark University

National Grid


“I am excited for the addition of the Community Clean Energy Project (CCEP) in my district. Energy costs continue to be a growing concern throughout all communities. The CCEP is an asset that will improve our homes and create needed savings. In District 4, we are thrilled to take leadership in renewable energy solutions with the CCEP.”

Sarai Rivera, Worcester City Councilor, District 4

“As a long-standing partner with the Main South community, Clark University is excited to welcome the CCEP to the neighborhood. The CCEP mission reinforces Clark’s values, working to create equitable change in our community and the environment.”

Jack Foley, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs, Clark University

“The CCEP is a victory for Worcester’s low-income residents…the CCEP provides a needed community asset that is capable of improving quality of life, reducing energy burdens, and building something that we can all be proud of.”

Steve Teasdale, Executive Director, Main South CDC