June Newsletter

Summer is here and the Compact is excited to share our energy efficiency tips, tools, and community news. We are highlighting our own refrigerator recycling program, smart thermostat enrollment program, and tips on how to reduce your energy use to save money. Whether you are learning about our programs or news about our electrical grid, we hope your summer is off to a great start!

- Maggie Downey, Cape Light Compact Administrator

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

While summer heat means our fans and ACs are working to keep us cool, the Compact wants to ensure you know all the ways you can save energy while keeping comfortable. We have put together Summer Energy Saving Tips which include simple things you can do around the house this summer to save energy as well as highlight some of our offers that can help with energy-saving projects. 

Read All of the Tips Here

ConnectedSolutions Thermostat Program

The Compact's ConnectedSolutions Thermostat program can earn you incentives and help reduce strain on the electric grid. For customers with central AC, this program utilizes the technology of your smart thermostat to enable the Compact to make minor adjustments to your AC setpoint during periods of high electricity demand in the Summer. These events are called demand response events and last 3 hours.

Interested in the program but don't have a Smart Thermostat? Those are easy to install and we offer rebates for them as well!

Enroll Your Thermostat
Smart Thermostat Rebates

Refrigerator Recycling Rebates

Old refrigerators and freezers use a lot of energy keeping your summer barbecue foods cold! Thankfully the Compact will recycle your old appliances and put their materials to good use! What makes this recycling program cooler than your old fridge is that we will pick up your appliance at no cost and send you a $75 rebate!

Schedule an Appliance Pick-up
See How Refrigerators are Recycled!

Local Green, How You Can Choose Local Renewable Energy

Local Green is the Compact's simple solution for offering customers a way to support clean local energy. This power supply option allows any electric customer on the Cape or Vineyard to take action against climate change and strengthen the resilience of our regional energy grid. You can read more about this program in our article in the Cape Cod Times.

Read the Article

- Around the Community -

Martha's Vineyard Towns to Receive Support in Clean Energy Transition

Aquinnah and Chilmark have been selected as one of twelve remote and island communities for support in their transition to clean energy through the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project and the Department of Energy.

Read the Article

Grant Funding for Energy Projects

There is exciting news for funding energy efficiency projects in our communities: the 2022 Gap III Energy Grant Program! This program will provide $7.5 Million and offer up to $200,000 of grant assistance for eligible entities like affordable housing, food distribution, and water utilities to fund energy efficiency and clean energy projects. Examples of projects include energy efficiency building upgrades, battery storage systems, wind power, solar, and air source heat pumps. 

Learn More and Apply Now

 A New Record Low for Energy Demand

Sunday, June 5th was not only beautiful due to perfect weather, but also because it was the lowest demand for power on the ISO-New England electric grid since it started operating. With the increase of homeowners and businesses installing solar, we hope to see more low demand days this summer! 

Check out the Article

Connecting an Old Power Plant to Renewable Energy

The new owners of the power plants along the Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich plan to use the old plants as conduits for delivering offshore wind energy to the New England power grid. The existing plants are old oil and gas burning plants, but also have an existing interconnectionagreement, which could be a valuable asset as offshore wind projects look for points to connect to the grid.

Read the Article
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