Bridgewater Officials Have Released the Town’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan
The Town of Bridgewater 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 Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the Town’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 Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of more than 28,500 consumers. Furthermore, the Town 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 Town 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 Town of Bridgewater’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.
Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the Town Manager’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or (2) by postal mail to the address below.
Comments must be clearly marked Town of Bridgewater’s Aggregation Plan and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed. Town of Bridgewater - Attn: Town Manager - 66 Central Square - Bridgewater, MA 02324
Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to Michael Dutton, Town Manager at (508) 697-0919.
Click on the link below to read the Town of Bridgewater’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the Town Manager’s office.