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May 1, 2008

Our Utility, NStar Now Sells Electricity from Wind

Category: Companies,Household,News,Save Electricity,Take Actions,Technology – Tom Harrison – 5:33 pm

Sure it costs a little more, but isn’t it worth it? Our local Boston electric utility, NStar has announced that they will offer options for homeowners to get their electricity from wind power. I signed up, and they say the cost will be an average of $4 to $7 per month. You have the option to get 50% or 100% of your electricity from wind power.

This is the cost of a fancy coffee or a movie rental (or soon, a gallon of gas!). Seems like a bargain to me.

The electricity is provided by a wind farm in upstate New York, with an additional contract signed for a farm under development in Maine. That’s a long way for electrons to travel (some power is lost over distance) … wouldn’t it be nice if the Cape Wind project would move forward?

But I have nothing but great things to say, and feel proud again of my state of Massachusetts and of this utility, which is doing a good thing.

(Thanks to Daryl for the heads-up)

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