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Waltham companies join energy buying group

August 6, 2015

March 21, 2015 | Waltham News Tribune



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 electricity and natural gas this season.

MassMEC members across the Commonwealth range from metal manufacturers, restaurants and breweries to hospitals and real estate properties. It includes Watch City Ventures and Envision Technology Advisors LLC in Waltham.

MassMEC, which was first announced by then-Gov. Deval Patrick last year, enables manufacturing companies and businesses to lower their energy costs by negotiating volume rates from electricity and natural gas suppliers. It also provides no-cost renewable energy reviews and consultations, according to the organization.

“With electricity prices rising this winter, more and more manufacturers are making the switch to MassMEC to save on their utility bills,” said Shaun Pandit, president of EarlyBird Power and manager of MassMEC. “MassMEC is now providing over 100 manufacturers and companies with energy consultations, electricity and natural gas procurement services and renewable energy analysis to help them save on energy.”

MassMEC is also a product of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, a Patrick Administration initiative that brings together members of the private and public sectors to support Massachusetts manufacturers.

For more information, visit http://massmec.com.

See the entire article here: http://waltham.wickedlocal.com/article/20150321/NEWS/150329684