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WMECo Brings No-Cost Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Springfield's Mom & Pop Businesses

First 50 small businesses to sign-up will receive no-cost energy efficiency upgrades

Springfield, Mass. (June 10, 2014) – Small downtown businesses, the heart and soul of downtown Springfield, will soon be benefiting from a popular WMECo energy efficiency program. The company’s Main Street Energy Efficiency Program has already helped more than 100 small businesses in Easthampton, West Springfield and Greenfield at no cost to the business owners. Now the program is coming to Springfield.

“We have a long-standing partnership with the City of Springfield, helping the city and its residents save money through innovative energy efficiency programs” said TilakSubrahmanian, Vice President of Energy Efficiency at Northeast Utilities, WMECo’s parent company. “We’re proud of what our Main Street program is accomplishing in cities and towns across Western Mass. and are confident Springfield small business owners will enjoy significant savings as well.”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “Once again Western Massachusetts Electric Company and the City of Springfield get to team up for a win-win energy efficiency program. This program is not only good for the environment but good for the bottom line of one’s budget too. I would like to thank WMECo for bringing this program to some of our great local businesses here in Downtown Springfield.”

The program is available to businesses in the heart of downtown Springfield that includes many restaurants, night spots, retail shops, family-owned bakeries, pizza parlors, neighborhood groceries and convenience stores. Specifically designed to offer assistance to mom-and-pop shops in traditional downtown settings, WMECo’s Main Street Energy Efficiency Program begins with a no-cost energy assessment. Based on the results of this walk-through assessment, upgrades – offered at no-cost to the participating businesses – may include new lighting, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats and water saving devices.

WMECo's Main Street Energy Efficiency Program is a complete turnkey service. The company's pre-approved contractors will make all the necessary arrangements for the installation of efficiency upgrades at participating businesses. Licensed electricians will perform the installations using quality materials, backed by a full guarantee.

For more information about how to sign up for WMECo's Main Street Energy Efficiency Program call Advanced Energy Group at 413-526-9955 or email to

Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo), a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE:NU), transmits and delivers electricity to 210,000 customers in 59 cities and towns. For more information, please visit our website:, like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter @wmeco.

Priscilla Ress
(413) 787-1055
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