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August Newsletter

As the summer season winds down, there are still many ways for residential and small business customers to take advantage of savings opportunities. In this newsletter, we provide tips for summer savings, including safely disposing of old, inefficient appliances through our no-cost recycling programs; taking advantage of rebates on new, energy-efficient small appliances; enrolling in our demand response program; or, if you're a small business customer, finding enhanced incentives and instant rebates on upgrades that can reduce operating costs. Finally, we provide community news related to the advancement of a cleaner energy future and the role you and the Compact play. 

- Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact Administrator

- Services and Offers -

Eight Ideas for Saving Energy During the Summer Heat

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Summer heat often leads to higher electricity costs as we try to keep our homes cool and comfortable. If you're looking for ways to beat the heat without driving up expenses, check out our list of tips. From upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified room air conditioner (don't forget our $40 rebate!) to enhancing insulation (check out our limited-time offer for 100% off!), we offer practical ways to save energy. 

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Recycle Your Dehumidifier and Earn a $30 Rebate

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Visit KAM Appliances in Hyannis on Saturday, August 22 or Mid-Cape Home Centers in South Dennis on Saturday, September 19 between 10 AM-2 PM to drop off your old, inefficient dehumidifier at no-cost, and you'll receive a $30 rebate by mail in 4-6 weeks. You could also receive an additional $30 rebate if you buy a new ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier, also available for purchase through these local stores. Find the full details below. 

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Limited-Time Enhanced Incentives for Small Businesses

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For a limited-time, the Compact is offering enhanced incentives on select energy-efficient equipment. Small businesses can receive up to 100% off qualifying measures recommended during an energy assessment or can take advantage of increased instant rebates on eligible lighting and kitchen equipment. Visit the link below to learn about qualifying measures, incentive levels, and offer end-dates. 

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Enroll Your Wi-Fi Thermostat in
Our New Demand Response Program

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If you own a central air conditioning system and have connected it to a Wi-Fi thermostat, consider enrolling in our ConnectedSolutions program. You'll earn a $25 incentive per thermostat for enabling short-term adjustments to your thermostat during times of peak demand from June-September, and a $20 incentive for every year you remain enrolled in the program. Plus, you'll help the community create a more sustainable, affordable, and efficient electric system. 

Sign Up Today

Save with Our Small Appliance Rebates 

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The Compact offers rebates on several energy-efficient small appliances - such as room air conditioners, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers - that can keep your home cool and comfortable, while also optimizing efficiency. We also offer rebates for recycling old appliances, including a limited-time increased rebate of $125 for recycling an old fridge or freezer. Check the link below for our full suite of rebates. 

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- Around the Community -

Progress Toward a Cleaner Energy Future

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In the past decade, our nation's energy mix has changed as we've reduced our reliance on coal and increased our use of cleaner energy sources, particularly natural gas and renewables. In the blog below, we explore what's behind recent energy and emissions trends, including the impact of COVID-19, and how the Compact is helping advance a cleaner energy future through its power supply program offerings, such as CLC Local Green

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Local Grocery Chain Turns to Microgrids

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Earlier this year, Cape Light Compact assisted Stop & Shop with the installation of Bloom Energy microgrids at their Cape Cod locations. This technology will provide stores with access to cleaner, reliable electricity 24/7, even during grid power outages when customers may need to purchase emergency supplies. The next time you are at the store, try to spot the new systems! 

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Massachusetts Continues Advancing Clean Energy

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This summer, Massachusetts launched its Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS) Program, designed to reduce reliance on fossil fuel power plants during times of peak demand by requiring electricity providers to match a percent of sales with "Clean Peak Energy Certificates." In addition, the Massachusetts Legislature is negotiating a climate bill that would accelerate emissions reductions, solar installations, and grid modernization.

Read about the CPS Program

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