Greenfield Light and Power Saves Community $243,000

Solar PanelsGreenfield residents and businesses enrolled in the Greenfield Light and Power program have saved a total of $208,000 in the first 6 months of 2017, and municipal electricity accounts have saved $35,000, all while using 100% green electricity. The savings are the difference between the Greenfield Light and Power price of 8.041 cents/kWh for all rate classes, and the Eversource basic service price and will continue through 2017 as the Greenfield Light and Power price continues to best the Eversource rate.

“Greenfield uses municipal aggregation as a tool to accomplish economic and sustainability goals: reduced energy costs and increased energy independence,” said Greenfield Mayor, William Martin. “The fact that we can provide the community with 100% green electricity at a savings over the utility rate is an achievement that furthers clean energy goals while also keeping more money in residents and businesses pockets.”

Greenfield Light and Power was nationally recognized as a 2016 Crown Community by American City and County for pioneering the purchase of locally generated renewable energy certificates into the aggregation at no cost to the Town. “We are happy to announce that this practice will continue through 2017, which guarantees an income stream to local residents and businesses that have solar projects. This is a unique feature of Greenfield’s aggregation and solidifies the Town’s commitment to supporting the local economy and several Sustainable Master Plan goals,” noted Carole Collins, Greenfield’s Energy and Sustainability Director.

 

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