Even with the large tax incentive, Westfield said it will still come out ahead. The city will net nearly $2.5 million in additional revenue, a substantial amount for a community its size. The site location is currently empty and generates little tax revenue.
The utility, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities Inc., says the project will establish another path for delivering power to the Springfield area and Connecticut from other New England states and help meet peak customer demand more reliably in the summer.
Western Massachusetts Electric Company has issued Western Massachusetts Economic Review 2009, its annual report on the regional economy. Here is a link to the review on the Team New England website -- http://teamnewengland.com/TNE/media/docs/Misc.%20Reports/WMECO-Rev_09.pdf
WMECO is a supporter of t
"These networks were installed before renewable energy systems became so important," Ryan said. "But we are aware that this is an issue now, and with networks also in Greenfield, West Springfield, and two in Springfield, WMECO and other utilities are collaborating to engineer a solution."
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SOUTH HADLEY - All that stands between the dilapidated former Texon building along the Connecticut River in the Falls section and demolition is a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the manager of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department.