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May 2015 Newsletter
Limited Time Rebates

Cape Light Compact is offering increased rebates for replacing select heating and cooling equipment early.

If you have an oil or propane boiler that is more than 30 years old, or an oil or propane furnace or central A/C system that is more than 12 years old and in working condition, you may be eligible for an increased rebate!

To determine eligibility, you must have a home energy assessment between 4/1/15 and 8/30/15 and new eligible equipment must be installed by 10/30/15. Rebate form must be postmarked by 10/30/15. 

Call 1-800-797-6699 or visit our website for more information!
Energy Saving Tips!
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Important Info about Competitive Power Supply Options

Have you recently received marketing materials from competitive electric power supply companies?

The spring and fall months are the time of year when companies market heavily to consumers looking to gain their business. Before you agree to switch suppliers read this important information about what to look out for and what not to do!

Also keep in mind that the Compact's electric rate will be decreasing starting with your July meter read.
Efficient Heating Options

Are you looking for efficient heating options or are affected by the natural gas moratorium? 

The Compact has been working with several agencies to come up with efficient heating options for consumers. Visit our website for more information about the technologies available. We are also working on short videos for each of these technologies that will be added to our website soon!

In addition, Matt Dudley spoke with Bram Claeys from DOER on our May Focus on Energy radio show about these options, and you can listen to that show here.

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Spring has finally arrived and we couldn't be happier! This time of year has also been very busy for the Board Members and Staff of the Compact, as we prepare our draft energy efficiency plan for years 2016-2018.

In this newsletter, you will find information on limited time rebates, energy saving tips, upcoming events and more!

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!

- Maggie Downey, Compact Administrator
Compact's Revised Aggregation Plan Approved!
On May 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued a long-awaited decision approving the updates the Compact had proposed to its Aggregation Plan (operational plan), and rejected multiple challenges to the Compact's petition. Compact Administrator Maggie Downey said, "This is a great decision for the people of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. It affirms the procedures the Compact has used for the past decade to advance energy efficiency, consumer protection, renewable energy and consumer savings."

The Compact's original Aggregation Plan was first approved by the DPU in 2000 and again in 2004. The updated Aggregation Plan was filed in April 2014, and the DPU final order can be found on the Compact's website.

"We were optimistic about the outcome. We are dedicated to serving the people of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard," Downey said. "The Compact's energy efficiency program alone has helped people insulate their homes and businesses, changed out lights, and undertaken other measures that will provide consumers in the region more than $485 million in benefits. As the energy industry and technology continue to change there is even more we can do. We look forward to it, and having the DPU's affirmation on our updated Aggregation Plan makes it that much better."
Congratulations to CVEC!

On Earth Day, April 22, the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative celebrated the completion of their 25 Round 1 & Round 2 projects with an event at the Barnstable Municipal Airport, which along with the Barnstable Fire District, hosts CVEC's largest project of 6.7 MW of solar. Cape Light Compact is proud to have provided funding of $3.4 million to CVEC, since 2007, which will yield substantial savings to CVEC's member towns. These members will save approximately $2.3 million annually and more than $65 million over 20 years. For more information on CVEC, please visit their website.
Habitat for Humanity Solar Event
April 14th was an exciting day for Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod and Cape Light Compact, as an event was held at two of their houses in Barnstable, to celebrate the solar panels that have been installed on these affordable homes. Cape Light Compact pre-purchased the solar renewable energy certificates, (which will be used for the Compact's power supply requirements) and this made it possible for these homeowners to own their systems versus having to rent or sign power purchase agreements.

The Compact is very excited to be a part of this pilot program and hope that we may be able to participate in similar programs in the future! 

The homeowners will soon be able to enjoy their near-zero homes, as the final dedication is slated for June!

Pictured from left: Lindsay Henderson (Cape Light Compact), Donovan and Kate Wing (homeowners) and Vicki Goldsmith (Habitat Cape Cod Executive Director).    
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