National Grid Customers in Massachusetts Can Now Sign-Up to Save on Electricity Costs while Supporting Local Solar Power; Limited Spots Available
NORTHAMPTON, MA – October 14, 2019: National Grid residential and small business customers located in Northampton, Massachusetts and elsewhere in Massachusetts, can now enroll in a community solar program with Con Edison Solutions. Once enrolled, subscribers receive a monthly credit from National Grid on their electricity bill for their share of the solar energy produced by the community solar installation. Subscribers then pay a lesser amount to Con Edison Solutions for their solar subscription, providing the customer with a net monthly discount on their electricity costs. The concept of community solar was initiated with the Massachusetts Green Communities Act and more fully developed under the recent Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, program.
Community solar is a centrally-located solar facility that allows individuals and businesses within a defined geographic area to save on electricity while supporting green, sustainable solar energy. Community solar programs provide the environmental benefits of multiple onsite solar energy systems without requiring participants in the program to invest in a solar installation or make any changes to their residence or commercial building. Community solar is an excellent solution for renters who want to take advantage of solar energy as well as for building owners and homeowners with roofs not suited for solar.
Con Edison Solutions, one of the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, is the developer, owner, and operator of a new 4.3MW solar installation on a site in Northampton Massachusetts, transforming unused land into a solar facility that will support the community’s environmental goals while saving money for subscribers. In addition, Con Edison Solutions has planted trees at the site and donated more than 20 acres of land for preservation in its natural state.
“Con Edison Solutions is committed to bringing renewable energy to Massachusetts and to offering those who may not be able to consider solar, like renters, the opportunity to support the development of solar power” said Lorena Tavlarios, Managing Director at Con Edison Solutions. “This community solar program will provide participants with the satisfaction of positively contributing to the environment in their community while saving money on their electricity.”
Enrollment is easy and creates savings every month with no impact on electricity service to the home or business. To learn more about community solar or to enroll in the Northampton program, Massachusetts National Grid customers can visit: www.conedsolutions.com/communitysolar. Enrollment is limited by the capacity of the solar facility, so interested residents should act now.
About Con Edison Solutions
Con Edison Solutions is an energy services company that provides renewable energy, resiliency, and sustainability services including battery storage, cost-effective energy efficiency solutions, demand management, and energy performance contracting to industrial, commercial, governmental, and residential customers. Con Edison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their individual energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).
Con Edison Solutions is a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., a part of the Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) family of companies. More information can be obtained by calling 1-866-534-7839 or visiting the Con Edison Solutions website at www.conedsolutions.com. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at http://investor.conedison.com for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.