On April Ninth, the MA Dept. of Public Utilities ordered an investigation into the pricing and procurement of basic service electricity, affected by two key issues: High Costs: Massachusetts faced historically high basic service costs over the past two winters, and the DPU will review a full range of possibilities for basic service procurement and….
courtesy of The Waltham News Tribune WALTHAM The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, announced that more than 100 businesses – including two from Waltham – have signed on to participate in the collaborative to save on the rising cost of….
On Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, National Grid (Massachusetts and Nantucket Electric Companies) filed May-July 2015 industrial rates, along with May-October 2015 residential and commercial rates. Thanks, MassMEC Team National Grid Massachusetts Basic Service Rates Residential (R-1, R-2, R-4, E) Commercial (G-1, Streetlights) Industrial NEMA (G-2, G-3) Industrial SEMA (G-2, G-3) Industrial WCMA (G-2, G-3)….
courtesy of The Patriot Ledger February 25th, 2015 By Gerry Tuoti and Natalie Ornell QUINCY – With higher electric rates taking effect this winter, some municipal and business customers are exploring bulk purchasing groups as a way to keep energy costs down.Citing constrained capacity on natural gas pipelines feeding New England power plants, National Grid and NStar….
NSTAR Electric (now Eversource) recently filed spring 2015 rates for Massachusetts NEMA and SEMA industrial users. The fixed rates are from April through June (NEMA: $.07542/kWh, SEMA: $.07055/kWh). The variable rates are for: April (NEMA: $.0716/kWh, SEMA: $.07076/kWh) May (NEMA: $.0695/kWh, SEMA: $.06538/kWh) June (NEMA: $.08113/kWh, SEMA: $.07513/kWh) Rates for NSTAR’s rate-classes are provided….
From the Commonwealth’s website: Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Matthew Beaton announced Rob Hayden as the DPU Commissioner, Angela O’Connor as the DPU Chair, Ron Gerwatowski as the EEA Assistant Secretary, along with other leadership positions crucial to the environmental and energy demands of MA. Robert Hayden: “I’m excited to work on behalf….
From the Boston Business Journal: Three major construction unions in New England are throwing their considerable weight behind a controversial proposal by Kinder Morgan Inc to build a new natural gas pipeline across western Massachusetts and through southern New Hampshire. Representing a total of 84,000 workers, the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, New Hampshire Building and….
Worcester Business Journal DECEMBER 9, 2014 More than 100 businesses have signed on to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC) to reduce energy costs by joining in on bulk purchases of power and natural gas, the Milton-based group announced Tuesday. The group of manufacturers is made up of businesses such as metal manufacturers, restaurants and….
Utility companies have warned customers in New England of high electric prices for the winter, but electric bills are already hitting customers harder than expected before winter begins. In New England, electricity prices are driven in part by natural gas prices and transportation costs. Because New England relies heavily on natural gas and because there….
By Simón Rios New Bedford Standard Times Posted Dec. 7, 2014 NEW BEDFORD — Precix, one of the city’s largest manufacturers and a global player in the o-ring industry, was on edge about its finances this fall. Though the company projects its growth at 11 percent in the coming year, skyrocketing energy prices had officials….