Massachusetts Group Buys 20M kWh of Wind Energy

More than 20 million kWh of 100 percent emission-free, wind-generated energy is now in the hands of eight Massachusetts organizations via the purchase from Community Energy of renewable energy certificates (RECs) using wind farms in New England and across the nation.

Unified by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Purchasers (MREP) group, members who committed to this purchase from Community Energy include the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Smith College, Sasaki Associates, PerkinElmer, the Oak Foundation, Mount Holyoke College, the John Merck Fund, and Amherst College. “These organizations are sending a message that cleaner air and energy independence is attainable when we work together. As more customers choose clean energy, Community Energy will bring more supply online here in New England and throughout the United States,” said Brent Alderfer, Community Energy, President and CEO. MREP, formed by the Center for Resources Solutions (CRS) and Think Energy, enables large energy buyers to come together on clean energy purchases to ensure the best terms and services from energy vendors by connecting businesses, higher learning institutions and renewable energy experts. Massachusetts residents can purchase renewable energy from Community Energy through National Grid’s GreenUp program. Community Energy, founded in 1999, is a marketer and developer of wind energy generation with more than 2 billion kWh of wind energy sales for 40,000 customers.
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