Green Power Partnership
|The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts|
|Organization Type||Non-Profit (NGO)|
|Percentage Green Power||74.1%|
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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is a fully restored, 2300-person capacity theatre committed to bringing Broadway and other quality entertainment to the greater Worcester, Massachusetts, area. The theatre (originally the Poli Palace, 1903) is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently celebrating our fifth anniversary, ranked (by Pollstar) as one of the top 100 theatres, worldwide. Actively pursuing a more resource-concious workplace is one of the theatre's goals. The theatre's Green Initiative is driven by our commitment to innovation, sustainability and contribution to the greater community. Partnering with local providers, we are the primary customer of a 1.2 megawatt solar farm. We were able to do this because the state of Massachusetts has one of the most progressive energy laws in the nation, requiring that utilities provide virtual net metering capability and services to organizations desiring to use green energy. Our advice to any group investigating this potential for sourcing alternative energy is patience. This is a fairly long process, in our case well over a year from concept to "going live". It was worth it. We will save significant money on our energy costs, be able to market ourselves as a Green Partner, and add one more component to our efforts to be the best neighbor possible. " We’re excited to have opportunities to utilize renewable energy for the majority of our needs. We’re proud that the theatre has had such a huge impact on Worcester’s downtown; and equally proud that it’s done so with a comparatively small carbon footprint," said Troy Siebels, Executive Director, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.