Cape Light Compact report highlights energy savings success

Cape Light Compact report highlights energy savings success

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Cape Light Compact (CLC) concluded the final year of its first three-year energy efficiency plan with historic results, according to a recent press release. Among the highlights, CLC achieved the greatest amount of energy savings in its history for a single program year in 2012.

The results are included in an annual report on energy efficiency CLC filed on August 1 with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

In other highlights the report notes that CLC’s energy efficiency programs re-invested more than $25 million in cost-effective energy saving measures in homes and businesses on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. Approximately 14,000 Island and Cape residents and businesses took advantage of the programs last year.

CLC is on track to re-invest another $29 million in 2013 on energy efficiency services, according to Joyce Flynn, CLC governing board chairman. “Since all electric customers pay for these programs, the best return on your investment is for customers to participate,” she said in the press release.

CLC expects program participants to gain more than $95 million in benefits over the life of the energy-saving measures installed, in the form of lower electric bills, deliverable fuel savings, and reduced carbon emissions.

The full report is available online on the CLC website at www.capelightcompact.org/eeannualreport. Information about energy efficiency programs also is available on the website or by calling 1-800-797-6699.

CLC is a public regional energy services organization created in 1997 to work with the combined buying power of the region’s 200,000 electricity consumers. The Compact is authorized by 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to choose the electric supplier for their residents and businesses. It also offers energy efficiency programs, consumer advocacy, and green power options.