The Chamber recently met with Spectra Energy to discuss a new natural energy proposal that could save residents and businesses money while providing a safer and cleaner alternative. Spectra’s proposal includes the expansion of the 60 year old Algonquin natural gas pipeline to serve power generators already connected to the system for coal burning and the replacement of approximately 125 miles of pipes.
Massachusetts employers pay some of the most expensive electricity costs in the nation. These costs impact the Commonwealth and Metro South’s ability to compete. Nuclear Power Plants in Plymouth and Somerset will soon be going offline which could lead to additional price spikes and blackouts. Spectra’s proposal could help prevent this from happening. It would also generate billions of dollars annually for New England and help to attract and retain manufacturing and industrial businesses and provide a cleaner energy solution.
For more information, contact Arthur at Spectra Energy at 713-627-5116.