Bulking up: 50 firms join to save on energy

August 4, 2014

By Amanda Roberge CORRESPONDENT Worcester Telegram & Gazette Sunday, July 20, 2014   The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, or MassMEC, has now recruited 50 companies — including RH White Construction Services in Auburn and Rocheleau Tool & Die Company in Fitchburg — to buy energy in bulk and access a savings to their bottom line. […]

Canadian Hydroelectricity, Massachusetts’ Next Big Thing?

July 30, 2014

Even though they’re more than 1,000 miles north of Massachusetts, Canadian energy companies with hydroelectricity power plants are vying to supply the most populous New England state.  Canadian hydroelectricity companies like Nalcor Energy and its larger rival Hydro-Quebec have already met with Beacon Hill lawmakers and their Canadian regional counterparts to discuss energy and economic […]

Natural Gas Price Plummets Below $4/mmBtu

July 17, 2014

Natural gas futures reached a new six-month low, falling under $4/mmBtu.  A greater than forecasted supply gain continues to ease the markets that winter stockpiles will end up falling short of demand. The natural gas stockpiles have enjoyed above-average increases for the 13th consecutive week.  This paired along with the relatively milder weather in the […]

Google Mapping Natural Gas Leaks

Google and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have entered a partnership to track possible natural gas pipe line leaks.  The partnership will be building upon the company’s existing Google Street View technology that is part of  Google Maps.  The goal would be to use innovative online maps to monitor the risk and track natural gas […]

Natural Gas Tumbles to Six Month Low

July 9, 2014

Natural-gas futures have continued to fall drastically over the last 3 weeks, bringing prices to their lowest level since January.  On Monday, July 6th, natural gas fell by 4% and August natural gas contracts tumbled by 1.6% to $4.16 per million British thermal units.  Natural gas went down as low as $4.13/MMbtu the next day, […]

5 Local Companies Cut Energy Costs By Joining Consortium

June 26, 2014

GENEVIEVE OLSON| JUNE 23, 2014 | THE PATRIOT LEDGER MILTON – Some local manufacturers are pocketing savings on their energy bills after joining a state-sponsored group called MassMEC. Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, announced by Gov. Deval Patrick in April, was created to offer lower-cost power to members by negotiating bulk rates with electricity and natural gas suppliers. […]

MassMEC announces over 30 founding partner companies

Nashoba Publishing POSTED: 06/20/2014 02:12:15 PM EDT Group energy buying program for Mass. manufacturers launched by MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power announces founding member companies and new website BOSTON — The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, today announced more than 30 founding […]

EarlyBird Power Embraces Partnership with New Bedford Fishing Community

June 19, 2014

EarlyBird Power LLC recently partnered with the United Way to support the New Bedford Fishing Community Fund. New Bedford is one of the oldest fishing towns in New England, and fishing still represents a significant portion of the local economy. All industries are open to risk, and the seafood sector is no exception. A cancelled […]

Lower Your Company’s Energy Costs with MassMEC

June 16, 2014

Dear Friends, We want to let you know about an exciting new program that makes buying electricity and natural gas easier, more efficient and cost effective for manufacturers across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (http://massmec.com/), a state-sponsored initiative announced by Gov. Patrick this spring, is aimed at putting the Commonwealth at the forefront […]

Energy Buying Group MassMEC Announces Over 30 Founding Partner Companies

June 12, 2014

Plymouth Patch June 12, 2014 Group energy buying program for Mass. manufacturers launched by MassDevelopment and EarlyBird Power announces founding member companies and new website The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative (MassMEC), a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, today announced more than 30 founding partner companies that have signed […]