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AG Wise Trying to Lower Transmission Costs
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AG Wise Trying to Lower Transmission Costs

While the cost of electricity has fallen dramatically over the last two years as a result of the drop in natural gas prices, the delivery part of your electric bill (transmission and distribution company charges) has been going up significantly. The distribution charges have been going up for a variety of reasons: New state mandates […]

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A Rational Approach to Renewable Energy
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A Rational Approach to Renewable Energy

Lots of attention has been paid to the financial subsidies the state and federal government have provided for the development of renewable energy (see last week’s blog). What the general public is much less aware of are the subsidies that come directly from ratepayers through their electric rates. These subsidies are part of a patchwork […]

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Solar Bankruptcy
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Solar Bankruptcy

Recent high-profile bankruptcy filings by solar panel manufacturers (Evergreen Solar in Massachusetts and California-based Solyndra) have caused some to wrongly question the viability of the solar industry and, indirectly, the pursuit of solar power by customers. The truth is that these events are less about the strength of the industry and more about the faulty […]

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PowerOptions Launches New Blog, Wired In
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PowerOptions Launches New Blog, Wired In

Welcome to the latest and, we think, one of the most exciting new features of our improved website – the inaugural PowerOptions blog, which we’re calling Wired In. PowerOptions was founded 15 years ago on the promise of becoming the leading energy buying consortium in Massachusetts, helping nonprofit institutions and government entities navigate the complex […]

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