California might experience blackouts this summer

May 12, 2019

Given California’s increase in frequency of wildfires the largest utility in the state, PG&E, has decided to cut power on days with exceptionally high winds to prevent power lines from starting fires. PG&E has admitted that Camp Fire from last November was began from a line that snapped during windy weather; Camp Fire did $16.5B […]

Massachusetts Utilities to recover offshore wind project costs

April 18, 2019

The new Vineyard Wind project seeks to help expand Massachusetts clean energy supply per the newest Renewable Portfolio Standard in producing a total of 800MW. Currently the three major utilities have sided with governor Baker’s administration on the initiative to surcharge customers for sourcing electricity from this project. On the other side of this is […]

New England electricity markets increasing in complexity

April 4, 2019

It has been 22 years since 1997 when Massachusetts decided to break up power monopolies and separating generators, transmission owners, and distributors. The competitive market has done well for the New England region creating reductions in wholesale electricity prices and generating $16 in efficient investment. Recently, the markets’ structure has become more complicated given the […]

National Grid Files New Basic Electric Rates

December 19, 2018

This week, National Grid filed proposed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for Large Commercial and Industrial customers in Massachusetts. These proposed rates (subject to DPU approval) would be effective starting February 2019 and are shown below in $ per kWh: SEMA: February 2019 – 19.249 March 2019- 16.031         […]

National Grid Files New Basic Electric Rates

September 19, 2018

This week, National Grid filed proposed basic service electric rates with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for commercial and industrial customers in Massachusetts. The rates are effective starting November 2018. Proposed rates (subject to DPU approval) are below, in $ per kWh. It is worth noting the SEMA Industrial rate for January 2019 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

With Skyrocketing Prices, New Bedford Buying Group Saves Company’s Vital Energy Dollars

December 8, 2014

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 […]

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

December 3, 2014

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 […]