Waltham Companies Join Energy Buy Group

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….

National Grid MA Files Spring/Summer 2015 Electric Rates

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)….

State-Backed MassMEC saves through Purchasing Groups

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 dba Eversource files Spring 2015 Industrial Rates for Massachusetts

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….

EEA Secretary Beaton Names DPU Commissioner, Chair, and Assistant Secretary Along with Crucial Executive Office Leadership

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….

Revamped Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approved by Major NE Trade Unions

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….

100 Firms Join Energy-Buying Collaborative

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….

Customers Feel the Jolt of New England’s High Winter Electric Rates

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….

Over 100 Companies Join Energy Buying Group MassMEC to Save on Cost of Winter Utility Bills

Mass. manufacturers make the switch to state sponsored energy buying program as electricity prices spike   Boston (December 3, 2014) –  The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, today announced that more than 100 businesses have signed on to participate in….