October 4, 2017

Contact: Catherine Welker:, (413)-584-1300 x122

Statement on recommendation from Hadley to withdraw from HCG 

HCG and the Town of Hadley have long benefited from a valuable partnership, and it is our hope that the citizens of Hadley choose to maintain this strong relationship. HCG provides valuable resources to Hadley and we look forward to a renewed investment in these services.

Hadley is a Hampshire Power customer, in addition, both residents and businesses are served under HCG’s Renewables and SREC programs. Both the municipality and schools participate in HCG’s Purchasing Co-op. The Town of Hadley is a member of Hampshire I.T., the Group Insurance Trust, HCG’s Tobacco Free Community Partnership, and the RSVP program providing volunteers to the Hadley Senior Center.

Per HCG’s Charter Section 2.19.8. Upon leaving the Council, the municipality will cease to participate in Council programs.

As always, HCG will continue to collaborate with our member communities for guidance on how better to serve Hampshire County.

About us 

HCG supports communities by empowering local, sustainable and efficient economies. The organization helps cities and towns, schools, nonprofits and businesses get the most value by pooling their buying power. HCG’s Hampshire Power provides electricity services, including green and locally produced energy. The HCG Purchasing Co-op makes it easy for towns, cities, schools and nonprofits to save money, time and effort on major and everyday purchases. And HCG supports communities with its own, uniquely effective service organizations: RSVP and Tobacco Free Community Partnership. Every cent HCG earns goes back to supporting the communities of Western Massachusetts. HCG is funded by its own revenue.