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November 3, 2015
Saddling Electricity Customers with Long-term Gas Pipeline Contracts is Not a Solution
Every now and then, those of us who stick our necks out to support policy solutions have to admit that what initially sounded like a good idea turned out to be the wrong path. This is one of those times. When the Baker administration first proposed having electric distribution companies (EDCs) enter into long term contracts for natural gas capacity to fill the gap where gas distribution companies cannot commit and electricity generators will not, it seemed like a good idea. Recall that the region had just experienced tremendous winter price

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When the electric and natural gas industries were opened to competition, PowerOptions® was formed to help nonprofits consolidate their energy buying influence. As a result, PowerOptions became the first energy consortium of its kind and quickly grew into the largest and most influential energy solutions partner in New England. With over 500 members spending approximately $200 million annually on their energy commodity, PowerOptions has the leverage to negotiate beneficial pricing, as well as contract terms and conditions simply not available anywhere ...