The Melrose Energy Commission is a group of Melrose citizens who are volunteering their time and expertise to help the city, its residents, businesses and non-profits save energy. By reducing energy consumption, the commission is contributing tangible and positive steps toward lessening the harmful effects of global warming and climate change.
Did you know that Melrose residents can get their electricity from renewable energy at a great price?
Thanks to the Melrose Community Energy Aggregation program, all you need is your National Grid account number and a telephone to call to enroll in this program.
How can you consume less energy?
The City of Melrose and MEC have many initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Get your electricity from local, renewable sources at a great price with Melrose Premium Local Green.
- Schedule an online home energy assessment.
- Use your bike, walk or use public transit.
- Consider switching your home's heating and cooling to air source heat pumps, geothermal pumps with the HeatSmart program (details coming!)
MEC's Collaborating Energy Experts & Resources
When does MEC meet next?
May 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm
Check back on May 22, 2020 for the link to the agenda and location. This meeting may take place in person at the Cassidy Conference Room in City Hall or using Webex conferencing software.
Climate Action Plan Meeting
When? Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7 pm
Where? Milano Center, 2nd Floor Classroom (201 West Foster Street)
Who? Interested businesses, residents and Melrose representatives
Work on the community engagement component continues. Thanks to grants from MAPC, Melrose, Natick and Arlington will each have their own planning process. The next meeting is in January 2020.
Take Action Melrose
Help make a difference in energy usage. We offer energy-saving programs designed to help residents, businesses and non-profits reduce monthly utility bills, make living and working spaces more comfortable, and reduce transportation emissions.
Thanks to a City of Melrose initiative, residents and small businesses in Melrose can choose a 100% local renewable electricity option for a very competitive price. Check out the Melrose Community Aggregation program web site for more details.. Electricity from renewable energy is just one phone call away.
Our goal is net zero!
Ways to Save
The typical American household spends nearly $2,500 annually on energy for the home. Most of us in New England pay even more because of our long winters and relatively high energy prices. Learn a variety of ways to change your carbon footprint though installing solar, implementing energy-saving measures, and altering transportation choices.
Buy Energy Star appliances…and wash in cold water
In search of a new car?
Check out the 40+ EV and plug-in hybrids on the market