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    1. Black Island Wind Turbines - an incubator graduate and current Growth Advisory Program member - wins $150K grant from MassCEC to grow - The Business Growth Center

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      Black Island Wind Turbines - an incubator graduate and current Growth Advisory Program member - wins $150K grant from MassCEC to grow - The Business Growth Center

      Black Island Wind Turbines – an incubator graduate and current Growth Advisory Program member – wins $150K grant from MassCEC to grow

      * April 17, 2014

      * Marla Michel * Leave a comment * News

      Black Island Wind Turbines (www.blackislandwindturbines.com) has received a $150,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to expand its markets and manufacturing capacity for its super-high reliable wind turbines.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Marla Michel   Clean Energy Center

    2. Energy Secretary Richard Sullivan announces $6 million grant to create energy extension service at UMass

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      Energy Secretary Richard Sullivan announces $6 million grant to create energy extension service at UMass

      Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan announced the creation of a new extension service at the University of Massachusetts – this one to address energy aided by a $6 million grant. The university already has a long of tradition of extension service in agriculture; this will be the same to meet community energy needs, Sullivan said. Sullivan made the announcement during his remarks at a daylong workshop called “Helping Communities with Renewable Energy” Thursday morning at UMass.  The new service will be administrated by the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    3. U.S. energy secretary: Energy issues in New England, where costs among highest in nation, vexing

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      U.S. energy secretary: Energy issues in New England, where costs among highest in nation, vexing

      New England governors announced a plan in January to expand natural gas use. The governors of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont asked the region's grid operator for technical help to seek proposals to build transmission equipment and public works to deliver enough electricity to serve 1.2 million to 3.6 million homes. The states also asked the system operator, ISO-New England, to devise a way to finance the project.

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    4. Holyoke Gas and Electric customers could net savings from ongoing meter study involving high performance computing center

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      Holyoke Gas and Electric customers could net savings from ongoing meter study involving high performance computing center

      Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are working with the HGE and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center here on the pilot program. They are analyzing electricity usage as recorded by the "smart electric meters" the utility already has installed at its more than 18,000 customers' homes, said a press release from Patrick J. Callahan of the UMass Office of News and Media Relations. The project is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the press release said. Meters report electronically every five minutes and such detail is being gathered ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    5. Colorado collective buys Hadley solar array, offers solar use without panels

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      Colorado collective buys Hadley solar array, offers solar use without panels

      Clean Energy Collective, a Colorado-based, community-owned solar developer, has purchased Western Massachusetts Community Solar Array, a 997 kW community solar facility in Hadley, from BlueWave Capital, a Boston-based solar developer and management company. The collective is also buying Southeastern Massachusetts Community Solar Array, a 997 kW facility in Rehoboth,

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Clean Energy Center

    6. Clean Energy Collective and RGS Energy to Deploy First Community-Owned Solar Facilities in Massachusetts

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      Clean Energy Collective and RGS Energy to Deploy First Community-Owned Solar Facilities in Massachusetts

      RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for two large solar arrays of nearly 1 megawatt (MW) each owned and operated by CEC. One will be located in Hadley, Mass. and serve customers of Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo). The other will be deployed in Rehoboth, Mass. to serve National Grid customers. Construction has already begun on the two sites, with interconnection planned for the end of June.

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    7. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 31 2014)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will conduct its annual aerial inspections of transmission lines, towers and rights-of-way throughout its service area on Wednesday and Thursday. The helicopter may hover over certain areas or pieces of equipment for a period of time before moving on, WMECO spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said. The helicopter to be used is blue and silver and has a tail number of N1431W.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Northeast Utilities gets clearance to move ahead with IT layoffs, service center closures

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      Northeast Utilities gets clearance to move ahead with IT layoffs, service center closures

      A report filed with Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority show that Connecticut has taken the brunt of the job cuts so far. About 70 percent of the 220 merger-related job reductions that took place by the end of last September — 155 jobs — were in the Nutmeg State. There were 50 in Massachusetts and 15 in New Hampshire over the same time period. By the end of December, a total of 267 jobs had been cut from the NU-NStar work force, according to a filing with Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities. Northeast Utilities now has about 8,700 employees, down ...

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    9. Vivint Solar expanding to Holyoke | masslive.com

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      Vivint Solar expanding to Holyoke | masslive.com

      Vivint Solar, the residential solar installer, announced today that it will be moving into the Taunton, Malborough and Holyoke service areas, and hiring as many as 240 employees in the new locations.  Of those, the Pioneer Valley Office' in Holyoke will hire 15 to 20 sales representatives and 30 to 40 in operations employees, Vivint said.

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    10. ISO New England: High natural gas prices push wholesale electric rates up 55 percent

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      ISO New England: High natural gas prices push wholesale electric rates up 55 percent

      Natural gas is more expensive and so is electricity, according to power-system operator ISO new England which has been warning of the region's increasing dependance on natural gas for electrical generation.

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    11. Debate over the future of solar energy in Massachusetts heats up at the State House

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      Debate over the future of solar energy in Massachusetts heats up at the State House

      The debate in the State House is turning to the second program that has helped spur solar energy throughout the state — net metering. This allows installers of solar panels — all renewable energy projects, really, but solar is the predominant type — to gain credits by 'selling' excess power onto the grid. The Legislature has capped the use of net metering to no more than 3 percent of an electric utility’s power usage, with parallel limits established for public-sector solar and privately owned projects. National Grid’s cap for public-sector users has essentially already been hit, and the others are close ...

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    12. Columbia Gas rate hike is the latest sign of New England's pipeline constraints

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      Columbia Gas rate hike is the latest sign of New England's pipeline constraints

      In announcing the new rates for Columbia Gas customers, the state Department of Public Utilities on Friday chose to highlight the fact that the agency reduced the rate requests from what the gas company originally sought. But rates are still going up for more than 300,000 customers in the Springfield, Brockton and Lawrence areas — whether they like it or not.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts opens new maintenance depot in Easthampton

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      Columbia Gas of Massachusetts opens new maintenance depot in Easthampton

      Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has opened a new maintenance base at 7 Industrial Parkway, replacing an outmoded facility in Northampton. Depots like this one, called a MOD for Mobile Operations Deployment, are the direction gas companies across the country are taking, Columbia Gas spokeswoman Andrea M. Luppi said. The new MOD will be supported by distribution crews and service technicians and will house materials, supplies and equipment for easy accessibility. The Easthampton MOD will have about a dozen employees.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Easthampton

    14. EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

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      EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

      There are reasons to see the glass as half full and equally compelling reasons to see the glass as half empty. Charlie D’Amour, COO of Big Y, among others, noted that the recovery has been uneven across regions in Massachusetts, with western Mass being behind Boston. Rick acknowledged that, but noted that our region falls in the middle of Mass regions, not as good as Boston or Worcester, but ahead of the South Coast, North Central and the Cape.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Big Y Foods   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    15. UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

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      UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

      State officials joined with University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, to celebrate the installation of the first level 3 electric vehicle fast charger in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    16. Downtown Holyoke building marketed as a hydropower resource

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      Downtown Holyoke building marketed as a hydropower resource

      Marcos Marrero, director of planning and economic development for the city of Holyoke, said the folks behind 195 Appleton St. are not alone. Open Square developer John Aubin has long marketed Open Square, located a few blocks away, as the country’s largest zero net energy mixed-use development. Open Square generates 500 kilowatts of electricity, also using water drawn from the canals. Open Square produces more energy than it uses and feeds electricity back to the city's power grid. The city's grid itself is also green, considering Holyoke Gas & Electric's hydro and solar operations. "Clean energy is ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Holyoke Gas & Electric

    17. New England's governors push for electricity tariff for construction of natural gas lines - Boston Business Journal

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      New England's governors push for electricity tariff for construction of natural gas lines - Boston Business Journal

      We saw this already in the past year, with National Grid's and NStar's rates rising by double-digit percentages this winter. Blame New England's constrained pipeline capacity: On cold days, the natural gas pipelines are filled to capacity, but power plants that normally rely on that gas get bypassed to ensure heating customers get what they need. To keep the lights on, more expensive gas is imported from Canada, and rarely used oil and coal turbines are fired up. (During this cold weekend, as much as 35 percent of New England's electricity came from coal and oil ...

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    18. Holyoke City Council considers proposal to limit utility department's ability to buy, sell property

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      Holyoke City Council considers proposal to limit utility department's ability to buy, sell property

      The Holyoke Gas and Electric Department would need approval of the City Council and mayor to buy or sell property under a proposal the council referred to committee Tuesday. The proposal filed by council President Kevin A. Jourdain follows concerns in the past few years about the possibility that a so-called big-box store like Walmart or Lowe's could open on a parcel of nearly 19 acres on Whiting Farms Road the department owns.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    19. Entrepreneurial Energy | BusinessWest

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      Entrepreneurial Energy | BusinessWest

      He grew Sandri from an oil company into a $250 million, full-service energy firm, dealing in everything from wood pellets to photovoltaics. He has also expanded the main businesses, gas stations, through imaginative initiatives that have produced a 60% increase in the total number of gallons sold (the main measuring stick in this industry) to more than 70 million, with plans to get to 100 million in the near future.
      One of his latest endeavors has been a push into the highly competitive convenience-store market. The Sandri name is now on five such facilities, and the ambitious goal is to ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    20. Landmark Law Cuts Electric, Gas Bills for Many Businesses

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      Landmark Law Cuts Electric, Gas Bills for Many Businesses

      “The law and the new rates usher in a fair and efficient energy system in Massachusetts,” said Richard C. Lord, President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
      “AIM and other business groups - including the Western Mass Industrial group, PowerOptions and the the Energy Consortium - along with the office of the Attorney General acting in her role as the ratepayer advocate, participated extensively in the DPU process, submitting testimony and filing comments to ensure the intent of the law was carried out.”

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    21. Exec's departure signals culture, strategy shift at NU

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      Exec's departure signals culture, strategy shift at NU

      'We basically relied on NU as a major supporter of the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership,' said Lyle Wray, executive director of the Connecticut Capital Region Council of Governments. 'We were able to recover from the loss and still keep the partnership going … but the biggest impact they had was eliminating their support.'

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    22. New England governors create regional energy pact.

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      New England governors create regional energy pact.

      Energy costs in New England are too high in large part because there isn't enough transmission capacity to get electricity, natural gas and developing renewable energy sources such as hydro from there to here efficiently.  The burdensome energy costs in turn have made the region less competitive from an economic development standpoint. Those costs have been somewhat of a job-killer.  In a promising new development, the governors of the six states are betting that the logjam can be broken if energy infrastructure is expanded on a collaborative regional basis and costs are shared.

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    23. Greater Springfield Reliability Project is completed | masslive.com

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      Greater Springfield Reliability Project is completed | masslive.com

      The Greater Springfield Reliability Project - a major transmission upgrade to improve reliability in the region - is now complete, Western Massachusetts Electric Co. announced.  Connecticut Light & Power and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. finished the project both on-time and under budget, despite challenging storms that included Superstorm Sandy and the blizzard of 2013.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    24. Amherst chosen to participate in latest round of Solarize Mass program

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      Amherst chosen to participate in latest round of Solarize Mass program

      The town is one of four area communities chosen to participate in the second round of the Solarize Mass program. The program is a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and provides lower pricing for small-scale solar-electric installations on local homes and businesses.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Clean Energy Center

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