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Now in its 31st year, the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund has provided energy assistance to hundreds-of-thousands of residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds.
"This Fund really helps the people who might otherwise not be served, mainly the working poor of Massachusetts," says Virginia Anthony, 2015-2016 GNEF Chairperson. "Without assistance from the GNEF, many households wouldn't be able to make a monthly utility payment."
A cooperative effort between sponsoring Massachusetts energy companies and caring neighbors throughout the Commonwealth, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund has raised over 19.8 million and assisted more than 85,000 households with a month's energy expense since its inception in 1985.
Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund 2015-2016 Sponsoring Energy Companies:
Ashburnham Municipal Light • Atlas Glen-mor • Belmont Municipal Light • Berkshire Gas • Braintree Electric Light • Columbia Gas of Massachusetts • Concord Municipal Light Plant • Eversource Energy • Groton Electric Light • Holyoke Gas & Electric • Liberty Utilities • Littleton Electric Light • Mansfield Municipal Electric • Merrimac Light & Water • Middleborough Gas & Electric • National Grid • North Attleborough Electric • Reading Municipal Light • Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant • Unitil/Fitchburg Gas & Electric • Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light • Wellesley Municipal Light Plant • Westfield Gas & Electric