The Clean Energy States Alliance has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT) and other regional organizations since 2010 to promote the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC). NEESC, administered by CCAT, supports the hydrogen and fuel cell industry through education and outreach. It is focused on the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in New York, New Jersey, and the New England States. 

NEESC’s goals are to:

  • Increase the adoption of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell products to sustainably meet global energy needs.
  • Provide business resources to improve the competitive position of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Cluster businesses in the New England, New Jersey, and New York.

This cluster development project is funded by the US Small Business Administration to drive economic development, innovation and job creation in the nation’s increasingly important energy sector.

NEESC is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage solutions. Through this initiative, the cluster works to:

  • Accelerate Innovation
  • Improve Development and Production Efficiencies
  • Increase Knowledge & Awareness
  • Accelerate Adoption and Deployment
  • Improve Energy Security & Reliability
  • Drive Economic Growth
  • Protect our Global Environment

It does so through events, conferences, publications, marketing and finance opportunities, and outreach to state policy makers, industry players, federal agencies, and renewable energy finance consultants. To learn more about NEESC’s work and browse upcoming events, please visit