Greenfield residents and businesses saving money on their electric bills

**Greenfield residents and businesses saving money on their electric bills**



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More than 6,000 homeowners and 800 businesses are enrolled in Greenfield’s Light and Power program, which uses 100 percent green energy.
PROGRAM AND HOW YOU CAN SIGN UP. ASHLEY: GREENFIELD RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ARE SAVING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THEIR ELECTRIC BILLS. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY BUREAU TO TELL US HOW THE TOWN IS HELPING PEOPLE SAVE MONEY… BY GOING GREEN. MIKE: MORE THAN 6 THOUSAND HOMEOWNERS AND 800 BUSINESSES ARE ENROLLED IN GREENFIELD'S LIGHT AND POWER PROGRAM, WHICH USES 100 % GREEN ENERGY. GREENFIELD'S LIGHT AND POWER PROGRAM IS ALMOST 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING. THE PROGRAM USES 100 PERCENT GREEN ENERGY, AND IT'S BEEN HELPING PEOPLE SAVE MONEY ON THEIR ELECTRIC BILLS. KYLE JARVIS: TURNERS FALLS PEOPLE ARE ACKNOLWODLGING THE FACT THAT STAYING GREEN AND STAYING LOCAL IS A GOOD IDEA. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: WORKING FOR YOU GREENFIELD LIGHT AND POWER PROGRAM HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF SINCE IT FIRST STARTED BACK IN JANUARY 2015. MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF HOMEOWNERS ARE USING IT IN THIS TOWN. JANET CALCARI: GREENFIELD WE STARTED THE PROGRAM RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING AND ITS BEEN EXTREMELY BENEFITICAL, WE SEE HUGE SAVINGS ON OUR BILLS EVERY MONTH AT THIS POINT. GREENFIELD RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES SAVED MORE THAN $200,000 IN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2017 CAROLE COLLINS: DIRECTOR, GREENFIELD ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY ALL OF OUR ELECTRICITY COMES FROM GREEN SOURCES; WIND, SOLAR, HYDRO. PLUS WE ARE STILL KEEPING THE COST DOWN. COLLINS TOLD 22NEWS SUBSCRIBERS PAY 8 CENTS PER KILOWAT HOUR, ONE CENT LESS THAN THE EVERSOURCE RATE. IF YOU LIVE IN GREENFIELD AND WANT TO SIGN UP, YOU CAN THE TOWN'S ENERGY SUPPLIER, "PUBLIC POWER." MIKE: COLLINS SAID SEVERAL FRANKLIN COUNTY TOWNS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING THEIR OWN "LIGHT AND POWER" PROGRAM. MORE THAN 100 MASSACHUSETTTS COMMUNITES OFFER RESIDENTS GREEN ELECTRICITY LIVE FROM THE FRANKLIN COUNTY

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