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Solar Initiatives

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To date, ten utility scale solar projects have been developed and commissioned in Holyoke, totaling 15.83 MW of installed capacity. HG&E partnered with private firms on all ten solar projects in order to realize maximum benefits from various incentives available, thus ensuring that the cost of energy for HG&E ratepayers stays low. Capital and operational costs for the facilities are being paid by each respective private developer. In turn, HG&E is entered into long term power sales agreements to purchase power generated from the facilities at rates below those of the wholesale power market.

Through solar generation, HG&E is ensuring that electricity rates remain low, while also reducing Holyoke’s carbon footprint.  Combined generation from the ten facilities displaces enough fossil fuel generation to prevent over 14,658 tons of Carbon Dioxide, 75 tons of Sulfur Dioxide and 10 tons of Nitrogen Oxides from being released each year, which is equivalent to taking over 2,809 cars off of the road.

See a list of current HG&E Solar projects below, view the real-time production by clicking on the project name. 

Project Name

Capacity in MW-dc

Partner (click links to see real-time output)

Mueller Road

3.50

Holyoke Solar,   LLC (Constellation Energy Group)

Meadow Street

1.03

Holyoke Solar,   LLC (Constellation Energy Group)

County Road

0.80

Citizens Energy

RICAR

1.00

HPP MA II, LLC   (Healthy Planet Partners)

Dinn Brothers

0.65

RS Holyoke 1,   LLC (C2 Special Solutions Group)

Kelly Way

0.65

RS Holyoke 3,   LLC (C2 Special Solutions Group)

Mt. Tom Solar

5.76

Mt. Tom Solar,   LLC (ENGIE North America)

AEGIS

0.95

Jackson Canal,   LLC (AEGIS Energy)

Gary Rome

0.76

Growing Holyoke,   LLC (Gary Rome Hyundai)

Conklin

0.80

Scanlin, LLC   (Conklin Furniture)

Total output from these three facilities can serve approximately 2,500 residential customers, about 22% of the homes in the city. 

If you have any questions about HG&E’s solar initiatives, or to set up a school tour of facilities, contact us!

If you are a home or business owner in Holyoke and are interested in learning more about installing solar panels on your roof or property, visit Renewable Energy For Customers.

Learn more about Our Energy Mix at HG&E.

If you are a solar developer looking to do business with HG&E, please send an electronic inquiry

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