Submitted by Bedford’s Energy and Sustainability Committee
During the November, 2017 Special Town Meeting, the Town approved “Article Two – Bedford’s Energy Assessment and Action Plan,” allocating $75,000 to hire a consultant to perform a Greenhouse Gas Inventory of all buildings and develop a plan to achieve the Town’s Net Zero goals – an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 compared to the baseline established by the Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
The Town of Bedford is excited to announce the selection of Peregrine Energy Group to perform the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and create a Net Zero Plan for the Town.
Peregrine Energy Group was one of two finalists evaluated by the Selection Committee in coordination with the Energy and Sustainability Committee. Peregrine Energy Group is an energy consulting firm that specializes in helping cities and towns to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Among other projects, Peregrine consulted on Net Zero initiatives for both Cambridge and Lexington, manages green community choice aggregations, and developed and now manages MassEnergyInsight, a web-based energy reporting tool that tracks municipal energy use and emissions for more than 300 Massachusetts cities and towns.
In addition to its work for municipalities, Peregrine has been involved in numerous state energy initiatives, including as the technical consultant to the Net Metering Task Force and as an independent evaluator for the nation’s largest procurement of offshore wind energy.
The Town looks forward to this opportunity to work with Peregrine to help achieve our collective energy goals.