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It’s Time to Move Beyond Words

To our Members and our Community, We know there are no words that can ever be enough, and there are no amount of posts or letters that will correct the wrongs. The time has come for actions that will bring true and lasting change. We cannot keep repeating this history, and we wish to bring […]

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A Guide to Nonprofit Solar Financing Using PPAs

For homeowners and businesses, the financial benefits of purchasing and installing solar PV projects are relatively straightforward. The initial upfront cost pays for itself over time via three main revenue sources: Free electricity State incentives Federal tax benefits But, for nonprofits such as healthcare facilities, faith-based organizations, and public schools, the cost-benefits of this equation […]

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Progress for the Long-Term During Current COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid all the real, terrible, and difficult challenges, our job at PowerOptions is to protect Members in the immediate term on their energy costs. At the same time, a recent conversation with a Member particularly affected by the pandemic, as most are, reminded me to share what we are building for Members in the long […]

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Farewell and Parting Thoughts

As I wind down my last few days at PowerOptions, I first want to thank the members of PO for the opportunity to serve you these 10 plus years. It has been a great ride, starting with our separation from the Health and Educational Facilities Authority through to now, when we are regionally recognized as […]

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Commercial Customers Need Protection Too

The competitive electricity supply market is tightening. Margins are thinning and suppliers are working harder to maintain their business. Most suppliers have responded to this tightening by becoming more responsive to customer desires, offering new products and services to deepen customer relationships. Other suppliers have become increasingly reliant on brokers, through channel relationships, to broaden […]

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Maximizing Region’s Offshore Wind Purchases

In a concerted effort to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify the region’s resource mix with less reliance on natural gas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have procured a total of 1,500 megawatts of offshore wind projects. This is enough generation to replace about half of the Mystic gas plants in Everett, Massachusetts slated […]

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