Mass. Blue Cross Blue Shield signs PPA deal for five community solar projects

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is going to be the big off-taker in a PPA agreement for 2.6 MW of net metering credits from five community solar projects located in Hopedale and Mendon, Mass. These projects, owned by Ameresco, Inc. of Framingham, Mass, and co‐developed with BlueWave Capital will enable residents and businesses in the Blackstone Valley and throughout National Grid territory of Southeastern Massachusetts to lower their electricity costs and reduce carbon emissions. Overall, these projects will comprise a total of approximately 6.9 MW of renewable power.

BlueWave capital loanThe five projects will increase the amount of power generated by community solar projects in Massachusetts by an estimated 13%.

“Blue Cross has committed to a 30% reduction in absolute greenhouse gases(GHG) by 2020 and to support the growth of renewable energy in Massachusetts,” said Kyle Cahill, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health at Blue Cross. “This agreement and these projects will lead to cleaner air, reduce our electricity costs, support our local economy and help to address climate change, one of the biggest public health issues we face today.”

 

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