Rob Gisolfi, senior business development manager at Constellation, gives a presentation on the Efficiency Made Easy program that helps cities and towns make energy-efficiency upgrades without upfront costs during the MunEnergy Breakfast Seminar in Raynham on Oct. 10. Listening is Bill Bartlett, senior association manager at Constellation.

The MMA’s MunEnergy program held two informational breakfast seminars in October for city and town officials to learn about energy usage management strategies and important federal and state updates affecting energy bills.

MunEnergy is a partnership between the MMA and Constellation, the MMA’s endorsed energy supplier for cities and towns.

The seminars were held on Oct. 10 and 18 in Raynham and Springfield. Participants learned about timely and important legislation affecting municipal energy costs, including the Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP as part of the New England Clean Energy Connect Project.

Attendees learned about the basic components of their electric bill and strategies to manage their costs. Constellation representatives gave a presentation on Efficiency Made Easy, its exclusive program that allows members to reduce energy costs by making energy efficiency upgrades and financing these projects through their monthly utility bill.

Participants also heard about the components of a MunEnergy contract and the features of the partnership between Constellation and the MMA. New to the contract since January is the Green REC Incentive Program (GRIP), which is available to all communities that sign or renew a supply contract for at least 12 months. Constellation and the MMA will cover the cost to purchase renewable energy credits equal to the power used by the town or city hall for the duration of the contract. This feature was added to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the MunEnergy partnership.

For more information on the MunEnergy program, visit www.mma.org/MunEnergy or contact Katie McCue at the MMA at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or kmccue@mma.org.

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