CREW Boston

Power Purchase Agreements – An Aggregation Model

Posternak Blankstein & Lund
800 Boylston Street (Prudential Tower), Boston MA

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In 2016, Friends of Post Office Square, MIT and Boston Medical Center (BMC) formed an alliance to buy electricity from a large new solar power installation, adding carbon-free energy to the grid and demonstrating a partnership model for other organizations in climate-change mitigation efforts.  Their 25-year Power Purchase Agreement enabled the construction of Summit Farms, a roughly 650-acre, 60-megawatt solar farm in North Carolina, the largest renewable-energy project ever built in the U.S. through an alliance of diverse buyers.  Summit Farms has been operating for a year. 

Pam Messenger with Friends of Post Office Square and her counterparts at MIT and BMC were united by both their long-term commitment to supporting renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, as well as a desire to minimize their financial risk to fluctuating energy prices over the next 25 years.  Being the smallest participant in a large-scale renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement, Pam has spoken at several conferences, hoping that the lessons learned from this Power Purchase Agreement model will be a replicable opportunity for organizations of any size looking to make a significant contribution toward global climate change mitigation efforts. Join the Sustainability Group as we hear from Pam on this 25-year Power Purchase Agreement - an aggregation model.

Please contact or if you would like to learn more information about the Sustainability Group. It is important that people who plan to attend RSVP because it is a secure building and you will need to check in at the building security desk with a government issued photo ID.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program 

Posternak Blankstein & Lund
800 Boylston Street (Prudential Tower), Boston MA

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Confirmed Attending

  • Michelle Callahan
  • Lisa Goodheart
  • Laura Hadley
  • Marcia Hannon
  • Maureen Hickey
  • Isabel Kaubisch
  • Jo-Ann Marzullo
  • Maureen McCaffrey
  • Tabetha McCartney
  • Pamela Messenger
  • Amy Prange
  • Julie Taylor