Small-Medium Businesses need energy savings to be real, easy and obvious.
In fact, the hardest part of being at Sustaine is rising above the ‘noise.’ So many energy brokers make outrageous promises and know so little about energy. At Sustaine we’re generally NOT brokering competitive energy. We do lower energy bills, mainly by taking advantage of programs/money that states have set aside specifically to help small businesses. A lot of times, that’s also renewable energy. So it’s cheaper AND cleaner energy. For real.
For example, we’ve identified a great savings program for small businesses in Western Mass that have Eversource as their utility. (Updated 11/1/21: Now available if you’re served by National Grid, too!)
Massachusetts has a program called community solar. Small businesses in Western Mass are cutting their electric bills up to 10% by sourcing their energy from a nearby solar farm. The electricity is still delivered by the utility, so there’s really no noticeable change, just savings on the bill.
In fact, all it takes is a little paperwork. Our partners at Grasshopper have made it really easy to sign up for their Granville project. (Updated 11/1/21: Also available via Brook Street project for National Grid customers.) Small businesses can fill out the necessary forms online in about 5 minutes. Further details are on the Grasshopper site.
For further info, including the small downside of the program, check out our later post.
Getting up to 10% savings every month, plus clean energy, for some paperwork—all courtesy of the state of Massachusetts. That’s real, it’s easy and Sustaine is proud to help make it happen.