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National Energy Efficiency Day 2019: MAPC’s Initiatives

October 2 is National Energy Efficiency Day, and MAPC is joining with other regional and national organizations to highlight the advantages of energy efficiency – the cheapest and quickest way to lower energy use, cut utility bills, and reduce carbon pollution. Reducing energy used by municipalities, businesses, and individual homes benefits everyone, especially energy bill […]

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Gearing Up to Ramp Down: Preparing Your Municipality to Manage Peak Demand

With spring on its way and the weather warming up, communities around the Greater Boston region are starting to plan for summer. Paving, construction, budgeting, preparing for town meeting – spring is a busy time for New England towns and cities. Is managing your peak power demand on your municipality’s to-do list? Read on to […]

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Changing Trends in Peak Demand

Written by Sabrina Pedersen and Patrick Roche. Each year, there’s a single hour – usually in the summer – in which the electric grid experiences its highest – or peak – demand. In order to ensure that there is enough electric “capacity” available on the grid to meet demand in future years, the grid operator […]

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