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 National Grid providers has jumped 37 percent from last winter while N-Star prices will increase 29 percent, motivating many manufacturers to find alternative options.
MassMEC members across the state range from metal manufacturers, restaurants and breweries, to hospitals and real estate properties. In Worcester County, the list of participating manufacturers include: Worcester New Horizon in Worcester; Thermoplastics Inc in Worcester; RCAP Solutions in Worcester; Worcester New Horizon Inc; TE Connectivity, Worcester;
Hubbardston House Apartments in Hubbardston; Hostetter Homes Osterville Test-Site Services in Milford; Test Site Services Inc. in Milford; G&W Foundry in Millbury.
Precision Tape and Label Inc. in Uxbridge; Foam Concepts Inc. in Uxbridge; Rockdale Housing Apartments in Northbridge.
Rocheleau Tool & Die Co. Inc. in Fitchburg; RH White Construction Services, Auburn; Northeast Real Estate Solutions in Harvard; and Orange Innovation Center, Orange.
MassMEC, which was first announced by Gov. Deval Patrick in April, enables manufacturing companies and businesses to lower energy costs by negotiating volume rates from electricity and natural gas suppliers.
It also provides no-cost renewable energy reviews and consultations.