National Grid MA Files Spring/Summer 2015 Electric Rates

March 18, 2015

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, EarlyBird Power 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, […]

NSTAR Electric dba Eversource files Spring 2015 Industrial Rates for Massachusetts

February 20, 2015

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 […]

Winter Storm Juno: Northeast Winter Blizzard

January 26, 2015

courtesy of The Weather Channel Millions of people in the Northeast are bracing for Winter Storm Juno, which threatens to become a major snowstorm today through Wednesday with the potential for blizzard conditions and more than 2 feet of snow.  The high confidence in forecast wind and snowfall led the National Weather Service to issue blizzard […]

National Grid, NU Terminate Cape Wind Contracts

January 13, 2015

Courtesy of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts “Very bad news for Cape Wind. Very good news for Massachusetts ratepayers.” That’s how one opponent of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm characterized the decisions by Northeast Utilities and National Grid yesterday to terminate their long-term contracts with the offshore wind farm. The two companies cited the fact […]

Solar Projects Moving Forward in 2015

EarlyBird Power has paired with Southern Sky Renewable, a solar power facility developer and operator on the Ravenbrook Farms Landfill Solar Facility.  To learn more about the upcoming 2015 solar projects, please enjoy the following article courtesy of The Carver Wicked Local CARVER – After the Planning Board approved a modified permit for the Purchase […]

Purchasing Groups Seek Lower Electric Rates

By Gerry Tuoti, Patriot Statehouse Bureau The Barnstable Patriot Posted January 9th, 2015 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. “There’s been a significant spike in interest among municipal leaders looking for ways to mitigate sharp […]

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 […]

National Grid Files New Default Service Rates

December 26, 2014

courtesy Energy Choice Matters – released on December 18th, 2014 National Grid has filed with the Massachusetts DPU new default service rates for industrial customers for the period February through April 2015. Rates, in cents per kWh, are below for each zone: National Grid-MA Industrial (G-2, G-3) Basic Service Rates Variable Prices NEMA SEMA WCMA Feb […]

Revised Kinder-Morgan Pipeline supported by Major NE Trade Unions

December 22, 2014

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 […]

MassMEC Signs Up 100 businesses

December 18, 2014

Worcester Telegram Sunday, December 14, 2014 Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, or MassMEC, a buying group of manufacturers that reduces energy costs by purchasing energy supply in bulk, has signed more than 100 businesses to participate in the collaborative to save on the rising cost of electricity and natural gas this winter. The cost of electricity for […]