1. Energy costs factor into business development, expansion decisions

    Energy costs factor into business development, expansion decisions

    When the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center was seeking a location, it chose Holyoke for two reasons: the city's low electricity prices and its access to interstate highways and a fiber optic communications network. "We think about the cost of electricity every day," says the computing center's executive director, John Goodhue. For many businesses, whether they rely on powerful computers or manufacturing equipment, the price of electricity is a major part of the cost of doing business.

     

     

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    1. We think about the cost of electricity every day.
    2. It's a significant cost of doing business, and it goes directly to a company's bottom line.
    3. It's absolutely one of the significant factors that companies look at when they're looking at expansion opportunities or coming into a new area to build new.
    4. Because we're locally controlled and operated, we have a high public accountability.
    5. Building a better, stronger, smarter grid will improve reliability for our customers no matter the weather, and that's good for any business looking to locate within the communities we serve.
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