Why choose the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program?

RIMA 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 RIMA members. So why should you choose the RIMA Energy Program?

Endorsed energy supplier
Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2006
Contract terms flexibility
Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
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 manufacturers
Full support from our team
Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
Here for you
Serves over 30 Rhode Island Manufacturers Association members throughout the state of Rhode Island
Dedicated focus to fit your needs
Dedicated focus on serving manufacturers

I have been very happy with the program, the ease of working with you and your team as well as the strength that comes with a company your size.

Bob Nagle, Owner of Meridian Printing

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Efficiency Upgrades: Implementing Energy Savings Projects

Now that your organization has successfully set a greenhouse gas (GHG) baseline and begun to analyze an accurate view of your facilities’... The post Efficiency Upgrades: Implementing Energy Savings Projects appeared first on Constellation's Energy4Business Blog.
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Products and solutions to meet your energy needs.

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. June 19, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - June 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: A warm 2024 summer, All you need to know about data centers and key markets, Natural gas production seeing a slight recovery, Regional updates
Sat. May 25, 2024 2:00 pm

Constellation's Energy Market Intel Webinar - May 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 national basis transition from heating demand to cooling demand, Notable developments and insights on the economy, Natural gas production remaining flat, Freeport LNG downtime and potential impacts
Tue. April 9, 2024 2:00 pm

Fortunato & Friends Webcast - April 2024

Special guest Neil Chatterjee, former chairman and commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) discussing FERC’s role and importance in the energy sector, challenges and opportunities for the energy industry, 2024 election outlooks and potential impacts and more.

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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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Manufacturing employment declined in July, marking the third decrease of 2023,...

Manufacturing employment declined in July, marking the third decrease of 2023, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s going on: Jobs in manufacturing dipped by 2,000. Year to date, the sector has added just 11,000 employees, a significant slowdown from its pace of 385,000 in 2021 and 390,000 in 2022. However, the number of [...] The post July Jobs Report appeared first on RIMA.
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Factory orders rose by a respectable 2.3% in June, the fourth...

Factory orders rose by a respectable 2.3% in June, the fourth straight month of expansion and close to the record high seen a year ago, according to new Census Bureau data. The details: Durable goods increased 4.6% to a record high, mostly thanks to a huge leap in orders for nondefense aircraft and parts. Excluding [...] The post Factory Orders, Manufacturing Productivity Rise appeared first on RIMA.
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The U.S. economy grew more robustly in Q1 of 2023 than...

The U.S. economy grew more robustly in Q1 of 2023 than previously calculated, according to a large upward revision from the Commerce Department on Thursday, CNBC reports. What’s going on: “Gross domestic product increased at a 2% annualized pace for the January-through-March period, up from the previous estimate of 1.3% and ahead of the 1.4% [...] The post US Economy appeared first on RIMA.
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With a recession so far failing to materialize and inflation showing...

With a recession so far failing to materialize and inflation showing signs of weakening, manufacturers may begin to grow less wary about the economy. Recent data suggests that despite continuing risks, the bright spots may win the day. Growth: GDP grew at a 2.4% annual rate in the second quarter of 2023, according to data [...] The post Manufacturers Should Be Cautiously Optimistic About the Economy appeared first on RIMA.
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Manufacturing activity contracted for the second straight month at the weakest...

Manufacturing activity contracted for the second straight month at the weakest pace year to date, with the S&P Global Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI dropping from 48.4 in May to 46.3 in June. The headline index was pulled lower by sharply reduced new orders and output, with exports also falling strongly but at a slower pace. [...] The post June Update appeared first on RIMA.
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Private manufacturing construction rose 4.6% to a record $146.99 billion in March....

Private manufacturing construction rose 4.6% to a record $146.99 billion in March. Private construction in the sector has trended significantly higher since bottoming out at $72.46 billion in February 2021. Over the past 12 months, activity has soared 62.5%. Manufacturing employment rose by 11,000 in April, with 253,000 additional nonfarm payroll workers. There were 12,991,000 manufacturing employees in [...] The post Manufacturing Data appeared first on RIMA.
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It was still contracting in April, but at a slower pace...

It was still contracting in April, but at a slower pace than in March, according to the ISM® Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index®. The numbers: The index rose from 46.3 in March to 47.1 in April. As numbers below 50 indicate contraction, that’s still not great news, but it is an improvement. Meanwhile: New orders (up [...] The post Manufacturing Activity appeared first on RIMA.
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Employment growth is starting to level off, though the labor market...

Employment growth is starting to level off, though the labor market remains tight. There were 693,000 manufacturing job openings in March, down from 707,000 in February and the lowest level since April 2021, according to the newest JOLTS survey. The bigger picture: Over the past 12 months, job openings in the sector have averaged nearly [...] The post Employment Growth appeared first on RIMA.
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The NAM’s take: NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray weighed in, saying:...

The NAM’s take: NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray weighed in, saying: “While inflation has moderated and will likely continue to ease over the coming months, prices continue to increase solidly, particularly for key items, remaining ‘stickier’ than the Federal Reserve would prefer. As such, it will hike short-term rates at its May 2–3 meeting this [...] The post Federal Interest Rate Climbing appeared first on RIMA.
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After contracting for five straight months, manufacturing activity rebounded in April,...

After contracting for five straight months, manufacturing activity rebounded in April, expanding ever so slightly. The S&P Global Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI rose from 49.2 in March to 50.4 in April, with stronger data for new orders, output and employment. The index for future output signaled optimism for production over the next six months, and [...] The post Manufacturing Rebound in April 2023 appeared first on RIMA.
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Bill  Bartlett
Bill Bartlett
Sr. Association Manager Constellation
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Bill Bartlett

Bill Bartlett, the Business Development Manager for the Rhode Island Manufacturers 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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Charlotte  Diogo
Charlotte Diogo
Business Development Manager Constellation
Charlotte  Diogo

Charlotte Diogo

Charlotte Diogo has served as the Business Development Manager for the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association with Constellation since 2007. Outside of her work, she enjoys interior design, baking, and boating, and has a goldendoodle puppy named Saylor.

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Dave  Chenevert
Dave Chenevert
Executive Director Rhode Island Manufacturers Association

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How can the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program help your business?

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) chose Constellation as their endorsed energy supplier to provide value to members like you. RIMA 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 RIMA with educational materials and a dedicated focus serving manufacturers.

Why choose the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program?

  • Selected Constellation as endorsed competitive electricity supplier in 2006
  • Fully negotiated multi-year contract terms give the option to lock-in competitive prices for the short- or long-term
  • Free online energy management tools to track usage and billing
  • Customized energy offers specifically designed for manufacturers
  • Dedicated customer care representatives ensure timely and accurate billing services
  • Serves over 30 Rhode Island Manufacturers Association members throughout the state of Rhode Island
  • Dedicated focus on serving manufacturers

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 Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program can offer customized solutions for your business.

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Interested in learning more about the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program? Visit associations.constellation.com/RIMA or contact one of our Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Energy Program representatives below.

Bill Bartlett
Sr. Association Manager
Constellation
william.bartlett@constellation.com
667.313.5181
Charlotte Diogo
Business Development Manager
Constellation
charlotte.diogo@constellation.com
508.208.4387
Dave Chenevert
Executive Director
Rhode Island Manufacturers Association
davec@mfgri.com
401.751.0160