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Methuen Officials Have Released the City’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan

The City of Methuen developed the Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the City’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the City’s municipal aggregation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the City to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of more than 51,000 consumers. Furthermore, the City seeks to take greater control of its energy options, including enhancing the ability to pursue price stability, savings opportunities and the amount of renewable energy procured. However, savings cannot be guaranteed. Participation is voluntary for each consumer. Consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. The City has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against National Grid Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.

Public Review and Comment Period: The City of Methuen’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9 a.m. through Monday, June 6, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the City Clerk’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to jjwilson@ci.methuen.ma.us; or (2) by postal mail to: John J. Wilson, Esq., Economic & Community Development Department, Methuen City Hall, Searles Building, Room 217, 41 Pleasant Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Comments must be clearly marked City of Methuen’s Aggregation Plan and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed. Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to John Wilson, Director of Economic and Community Development at (978) 983-8560.

Click Here to read the City of Methuen’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the City Clerk’s office.

ISSUE BRIEF: COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY/MUNCIPAL AGGREGATION

City Council Resolution