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Summer’s Here: Shed Layers and Shed Loads Posted on Jul 11

Summer’s Here: Shed Layers and Shed Loads

Electricity usage throughout New England reaches its peak during summer heat waves, causing our electricity bills to spike. During periods of high demand, electric utilities typically call on more expensive “peaking” plants to provide extra power. These costs are passed onto larger, non-residential consumers through demand charges on their monthly electricity bill. Municipal buildings can save a significant sum of money if they shut off portions of their electricity during these peak periods.

Organizing an Energy Committee in Your City or Town Posted on Jun 18

Organizing an Energy Committee in Your City or Town

Organizing an energy committee is a key step for cities and towns seeking to implement more effective clean energy and energy efficiency improvements.