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About Holyoke

Holyoke is the first planned industrial city in the country. A dam and canal system designed to harness the 60 foot drop in the Connecticut River was constructed between 1848 and 1849, and the water power was used in textile and paper mills. Holyoke’s Green Energy has once again put us back on the map. Two-thirds of the electricity produced by Holyoke Gas & Electric is derived from non-greenhouse gas producing, renewable hydroelectric generation – making Holyoke a very green place to live and work.