Electricity

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Eversource Seeks Rate Drop That Could Save $25 Per Month

If approved by the Department of Public Utilities, the new rates would take effect July 1.

05/20/2015

The solar panel farm on the Mass Pike near exit 13 in Natick. (WBZ-TV)

Mass DOT: Solar Farms Would Save State Millions In Energy Costs

Mass DOT is leasing 10 parcels of land next to state highways to a private firm that will build and operate small solar farms on Massachusetts sites, potentially saving the state millions in energy costs.

04/05/2015

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National Grid Files For Steep Electric Rate Hike

The average residential customer will get an electric bill that is 37 percent higher than last winter.

09/25/2014

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Watertown Firm With New Way To Transmit Electricity Signs Big Deal With Toyota

A Watertown company that has developed a way to transmit electricity without wires has just signed a licensing agreement with Toyota.

12/09/2013

electric fan, cool, cooling

Keeping Cool For Less This Summer

Set the AC to 78 degrees or higher when the house is occupied and at 85 degrees when no one’s home.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/04/2013

Solar panels in Quincy.

Quincy Homeowner Forced To Change Solar Panels After Complaints

A Quincy man was forced to downsize his solar array project after his neighbors complained.

08/03/2012

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How To Save On Fixed Expenses

There are many ways you can save on things like electricity. Shutting off something as simple as a computer monitor will save you a bundle.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/06/2012

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New Jersey Company Buys Salem Harbor Power Station

A 60-year-old coal-fired power station in Salem that was headed for closure has been purchased by a New Jersey-based power company, which plans to replace it with a natural gas-fired plant. Footprint Power LLC announced Friday that it had purchased the Salem Harbor Power Station from Dominion Energy Inc..

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/30/2012

Green Line trolley

Front Door Only Policy Begins On Green Line Branch

Effective Tuesday, at most above-ground stops on the D-Line, only the front doors of the trolleys will open.

04/17/2012

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NStar Plans Power Outage Overnight In Back Bay

The outage is so the company can switch the customers from a temporary connection, to the company’s permanent underground network.

03/16/2012

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