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10.03.17: Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation in Massachusetts

3 MW/6 MWh energy storage system to be installed at Mt. Tom Solar, adjacent to former coal plant; benefits include lower utility capacity costs/demand charges, reduced stress on electric grid, and optimization of solar energy

09.13.17: New Gas Service Application Freeze - 9/29/17

With winter approaching fast,HG&E is issuing a freeze on new gas service applications starting Friday, September 29, 2017.

09.01.17: Engineering the Future: Meet HG&E’s 2017 Cadet Engineer, Rebecca Shannon

Strong skills in math and science are an important foundation for a career in engineering; and that is exactly what HG&E's 2017 Cadet Engineering Scholarship recipient has. Meet Rebecca Shannon, a lifelong resident of Holyoke with a passion for her community and its deep roots in engineering.

08.09.17: Celebrate Public Power Week with a Free LED Light Bulb

HG&E is a municipal utility, which means that we are owned by the community we serve – Holyoke. Unlike private utilities, we do not answer to shareholders thousands of miles away. Instead, we answer to you, our ratepayer.

06.23.17: Free Gas Heating System Check-Up

HG&E will get your heating system geared up for the season ahead with a winter check-up.

05.19.17: Excellence in Reliability

As a mark of its dedication to innovation and commitment to exemplary service, HG&E is a recipient of the prestigious RP3 Diamond designation from the American Public Power Association.

12.02.16: Customers to receive 10% holiday discount from HG&E

Per a vote by Holyoke Gas & Electric Commission, HG&E customers will receive an additional 10% prompt payment discount on energy services billed during the December billing cycle. This discount applies to commercial and residential gas and electricity customers who are not already participating in an economic development discount program.

10.04.16: Gas Service Application Freeze October 12, 2016

With winter approaching fast and a current backlog of new service applications, the gas division is issuing a freeze on new gas service applications starting Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Though best efforts will be made to accommodate the customer, any application received on or after October 12th will not be guaranteed installation in 2016.

09.01.16: Engineering the Future: Meet HG&E’s 2016 Cadet Engineer, Alex Glanville

Meet Alex Glanville, HG&E's 2016 Cadet Engineer Scholarship recipient and recent high school graduate. Although Alex has yet to begin his freshman year at college, he's already taking steps towards building a successful career, filling his resume with valuable experiences.

09.01.16: HG&E Around Holyoke: Serviceman Gavin O'Hara

A long way from his childhood home in Ballaghaderreen, Ireland, Gavin O'Hara moved to the United States in 2000. After working in a few different industries in Western Massachusetts, Gavin began a plumbing apprenticeship, which would lead him to a career at HG&E.

05.04.16: Keeping the Lights On: HG&E AWARDED FOR EXCEPTIONAL SYSTEM RELIABILITY

Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA)—a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities such as HG&E.

03.15.16: HG&E’s Customer Survey is Coming This Spring

HG&E will be conducting a customer survey this spring! Customers will be called and asked pecific questions about our services. The calls will come from GreatBlue Research’s call center in Connecticut using an 860 area code – not a tollfree number.

12.17.15: Check Your Vents & Stay Safe this Winter

HG&E and Northeast Gas Association would like to remind you that the accumulation of snow and ice on meters, regulators, and other aboveground pipe components may create a safety hazard and increases the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) build up in your home or business.

12.01.15: Protect your family from the dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Whether you heat your home with oil, natural gas, propane, coal or wood, your heating system can produce carbon monoxide (CO) if it is not working properly, or if it is inadequately vented.

11.02.15: Commercial Rooftop Solar Lands in Holyoke

"Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) is excited to have its first commercial utility-scale roof-top solar installation in the City," said Brian C. Beauregard, Superintendent of HG&E's Electric Division. "We have been pushing for roof-top installations as Holyoke has an abundance of commercial and industrial building roof space that could be utilized for solar.”

08.26.15: Engineering the Future: HG&E's Cadet Engineers

The Cornelius J. Moriarty, Jr. Scholarship for Cadet Engineers is open to City of Holyoke residents who are graduating from a duly accredited senior secondary school and have been accepted into an accredited engineering program. For additional application criteria, please contact Holyoke Gas & Electric Manager's office at (413) 536-9313.

07.31.15: Celebrate Public Power Week with a Free LED Light Bulb

HG&E is a municipal utility, which means that we are owned by the community we serve – Holyoke. Unlike private utilities, we do not answer to shareholders thousands of miles away. Instead, we answer to you, our ratepayer.

07.01.15: Save with a Digital Thermostat

Studies show that turning back your thermostat from 72º to 62º each night can save you 10% on your winter heating bills. If you set back the temperature while you're at work, savings can climb to 15%.

05.29.15: HG&E Receives National Reliability Award

As a mark of dedication to its innovation and commitment to exemplary service, HG&E has recently received the prestigious Diamond RP3 designation from the American Public Power Association.

02.18.15: Record Cold Temperatures Cause Increase in Consumption

It’s been a frigid start to 2015, with record cold temperatures in January and February. Due to increased consumption during these cold winter months, customers throughout New England are experiencing higher heating bills.

02.11.15: HG&E's Tim Judd Receives the Good Samaritan Award

On October 9, 2014, Linda Calderiso, Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) trainer, and Courtney Crouse, NEPPA Communications Manager, travelled to the Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) to present an important award to one of its employees, Tim Judd. The MEDIC First Aid Good Samaritan Award recognizes a member of the community who responds in a medical emergency situation with extraordinary action to provide life-sustaining care. Judd, a utility systems operator, has been with HG&E for 27 years.

01.26.15: Winter Strom Information - Check Your Vents

HG&E and Northeast Gas Association (NGA) would like to remind you that the accumulation of snow and ice on meters, regulators, and other aboveground pipe components may create a safety hazard and increases the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) build up in your home or business.

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