September 29, 2020

Reminder:  RAM 2020 Electricity Offerings




Fixed Rate Electricity Supply Program

RAM continues to partner with electricity broker Freedom Energy Logistics (FEL) to secure Fixed Rate Electric Supply Pricing for members. The fixed rate program is designed to protect your business against unexpected price fluctuations commonly experienced in the electricity market.  This allows members to confidently budget their annual electricity costs.  Click here by October 1, for current rate and enrollment procedure.


RAM Community Solar Offering

RAM is proud to partner with Ampion to provide our members access to the Massachusetts-authorized shared Community Solar Program.  The program allows your business to purchase discounted utility bill credits designed to offset and reduce electricity costs.  With no upfront costs and nothing to install, it’s the easiest way for your business to benefit from solar energy while saving money on electricity costs.  Click here for more information.


Gov. Baker: Changes in Reopening as MA Enters Phase III, Step II

Indoor/outdoor Performance Venues Open, Dressing Room & Food Court Restrictions Relaxed

Governor Charlie Baker said today that the state is moving forward in the Reopening Massachusetts process, announcing that effective Monday, October 5th, low-risk communities will be permitted to advance into Phase III, Step II.
Low-risk communities are those with low COVID-19 transmission rates, as determined by the state and published regularly on the state’s website.  Cities or towns that have been designated "red" in the MA Department of Public Health's (DPH) color-coded system will not be permitted to proceed with Step II.
Specific guidance and detailed updates to the state’s protocols will be released later this week, updated and posted to the Sector specific protocols and best practices homepage.
Highlighted changes, in Step II, include:

  • Dressing/fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores
  • Food court seating in malls to reopen (expected to follow existing restaurant sector protocols)
  • Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50% capacity (max 250)
  • Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50% (max 250)
  • For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks, etc., permitted to open at 50% capacity
  • Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will have a limit of 50 people in Step I communities, and a limit of 100 people in lower risk, Step II communities.

All businesses must continue to comply with the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces.