Why Choose the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program?

MMA chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier because of their greater flexibility to help you develop energy management solutions to protect your bottom line. Teaming up with Constellation allows you to take advantage of powerful benefits offered to MMA members. So why should you choose the MMA Energy Program?

Endorsed energy supplier
Endorsed energy supplier to the MMA’s MunEnergy Program providing energy education and solutions to municipal members across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1998.
Contract terms flexibility
Flexibility in setting terms, such as “layering” your contracted purchases to mitigate spikes in energy pricing, allowing you to lock-in a percentage of future usage throughout the course of your agreement.
Dedicated load profile analysis
Dedicated, experienced MunEnergy team members analyze load profiles to offer various options for municipalities 
to manage their energy budget.
Attorney-vetted contracts
Contract has been negotiated and vetted by the MMA’s attorneys who specialize in municipal energy issues
Free access to 
an MMA attorney
On-call MMA attorney available for questions about the benefits of the fully-vetted energy contract at no cost
Sales offices located near you
Sales offices located throughout the state and regional offices located in Boston, Everett and Lowell
Online energy management tools
Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
Energy offers designed for you
Customized energy offers specifically designed for municipalities
Full support from our team
MunEnergy team is available to present at energy discussion meetings

Constellation has been a pleasure to work with. Their representative assigned to Attleboro is knowledgeable and friendly. Questions are always answered in a timely manner. When I was looking at different vendors, I considered what we were getting and what others were offering and for how much, and I decided to keep the City with Constellation.

—Paul Heroux, City of Attleboro Mayor

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Establishing your GHG Emissions Baseline

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Understand your facility usage and utility bills.

Analytics platforms such as Pear.ai can help you manage carbon emissions data associated with your utilities, including energy, water, sewer, and diesel. Use it to generate valuable insights, such as baseline energy usage data and how energy efficiency upgrades and other options can reduce emissions.

Make energy efficiency upgrades

Energy efficiency upgrades, such as LED lighting and HVAC upgrades, can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. With Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy® (EME) program, you can implement those infrastructure improvements with no upfront capital.

Purchase EFECS and RECS

Emission-Free Energy Certificates (EFECs) represent the emission-free attributes of generating sources that do not emit greenhouse gases, such as solar, wind, nuclear and hydropower. At today’s prices, these are the most cost-effective certificates available. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) represent the emission-free attributes of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated only by renewable power plants, such as from wind or solar power.

Explore renewable natural gas

Directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from natural gas consumption by matching your gas purchases with environmental attributes of renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from sources including landfills, wastewater treatment plants and commercial & agricultural waste digesters.

Leverage carbon offsets

Indirectly reduce such emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets, which represent a verified reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions made elsewhere through forestry, energy efficiency, industrial process improvements and carbon capture & sequestration projects.

Procure offsite renewables

Through Constellation Offsite Renewables solutions, you have the ability to go beyond purchasing certificates and integrate energy from specific renewable energy projects in your region. Purchase renewable energy from existing (CORe) or new-build (CORe+) generation, including solar and wind facilities, into load-following energy supply.

Pursue Hourly Carbon-Free Energy Matching of clean electricity with your load

By matching your electricity use with a local emission-free energy source in real time, you can go beyond other net-zero programs to allow you to eliminate the carbon impact of your operations and fully achieve zero emissions goals.

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Monthly Energy Market Intel Webinar

This month's webinar will include:

  • The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team
  • Notable developments and insights on the economy
  • A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamental
  • An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices

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Wed. February 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - February 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Wed. January 17, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - January 2024

Our Energy Market Intel Webinar Series brings you key insights into market trends, buying strategies, and outlooks on power and natural gas pricing trends that can make you a smarter buyer and manager of energy for your company.

Topics: The most up-to-date forecast from Constellation’s meteorology team, Notable developments and insights on the economy, A check in on the status of natural gas storage, and current supply and demand fundamentals, An assessment of important changes in the regional power markets and their impact on prices
Tue. January 9, 2024 2:00 pm

Fortunato & Friends Webcast - January 2024

Chief Economist Ed Fortunato holds a discussion with special guest Mike Smith, chief executive officer of CPower Energy discussing virtual power plants.

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Bill  Bartlett
Bill Bartlett
Sr. Association Manager Constellation
Bill  Bartlett

Bill Bartlett

Bill Bartlett, the Business Development Manager for the Massachusetts Municipal Association, has been with Constellation for almost 12 years. He enjoys working with the Association to help members with energy education and procurement strategies. One of Bartlett’s hobbies is traveling, and his favorite destination is Paradise Island in the Bahamas. His recommended blog is, “the next one,” as they are regularly updated and always relevant.

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Aiste  Dacys
Aiste Dacys
Business Development Manager Constellation
Aiste  Dacys

Aiste Dacys

Aiste Dacys is the Senior Development Manager for the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Dacys joined Constellation as part of the ConEdison Solutions acquisition in September 2016. She enjoys educating towns and cities about energy markets and MunEnergy benefits. Check out her favorite piece of advice from Constellation: How to Read Your Energy Contract Like a Professional.

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Charlotte  Diogo
Charlotte Diogo
Business Development Manager Constellation
Charlotte  Diogo

Charlotte Diogo

Charlotte Diogo is the Business Development Manager for the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Diogo has been with Constellation since 2007 and enjoys forming relationships with Association leaders and members. She recommends other Association members check out the testimonial for MMA members about the Town of Somerset, MA.

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Katie  McCue
Katie McCue
Deputy Executive Director Massachusetts Municipal Association

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How can the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program help your municipality?

The Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier to provide value to members like you. MMA members can manage energy costs in new and powerful ways to achieve budget certainty, cost savings, and financial protection with Constellation’s full range of integrated energy solutions. Constellation also provides MMA with educational materials and a dedicated focus serving cities and towns.

Why Choose the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program?

  • Endorsed energy supplier to the MMA’s MunEnergy Program providing energy education and solutions to municipal members across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1998.
  • Flexibility in setting terms, such as “layering” your contracted purchases to mitigate spikes in energy pricing, allowing you to lock-in a percentage of future usage throughout the course of your agreement.
  • Dedicated, experienced MunEnergy team members analyze load profiles to offer various options for municipalities 
to manage their energy budget.
  • Contract has been negotiated and vetted by the MMA’s attorneys who specialize in municipal energy issues
  • On-call MMA attorney available for questions about the benefits of the fully-vetted energy contract at no cost
  • Sales offices located throughout the state and regional offices located in Boston, Everett and Lowell
  • Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
  • Customized energy offers specifically designed for municipalities
  • MunEnergy team is available to present at energy discussion meetings

Now’s the Time to Proactively Manage Your Energy Budget

Energy has become one of the top five expenses for many businesses, no matter what their size. Today, more businesses are looking to Constellation to develop energy
strategies to help manage these costs. Whether your business is looking for cost certainty with a fixed price solution; access to real-time market pricing with an index solution; or a more complex risk mitigation strategy, the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program can offer customized solutions for your business.

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Interested in learning more about the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program? Visit associations.constellation.com/MMA or contact one of our Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy Program representatives below.

Bill Bartlett
Sr. Association Manager
Constellation
william.bartlett@constellation.com
667.313.5181
Aiste Dacys
Business Development Manager
Constellation
aiste.dacys@constellation.com
774.249.4312
Charlotte Diogo
Business Development Manager
Constellation
charlotte.diogo@constellation.com
508.208.4387
Katie McCue
Deputy Executive Director
Massachusetts Municipal Association
kmccue@mma.org
617.426.7272 ext.111