Electricity Aggregation Program
Acton Power Choice
The Town of Acton is developing a plan for an electricity aggregation program, which will be named Acton Power Choice. Electricity aggregation is a way for a community to use the bulk purchasing power of its residents and businesses to deliver more renewable energy more cost effectively than Eversource Basic Service, and to deliver the price stability that comes with a fixed contract.
How will it benefit me?
Acton Power Choice benefits include greener energy, choice, rate stability, and transparency. Acton will use a competitive bid process to choose an electricity supplier for the Town. The program will launch once the Town’s aggregation plan is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The target launch is early 2017.
Who is eligible to participate?
All Acton residents and businesses that currently receive Eversource Basic Service will be automatically enrolled in Acton Power Choice. Anyone who has already established a contract with their own electricity supplier will not be enrolled. Residents and businesses that do not wish to participate in Acton Power Choice will have the freedom to opt out of the program and remain with Eversource. After program launch, residents and businesses can continue to opt out at any time with no penalty.
Notice of Public Hearing
The Massachusetts Department of Utilities (DPU) has scheduled a public hearing for the Acton Power Choice aggregation plan on Monday, November 14, at 2:00 PM at the Department’s offices located at One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.
Any person who desires to comment may do so at that time and place or may submit written comments to the Department no later than the close of business (5:00 PM) on Monday, November 14, 2016.
Click to view the Acton Public Hearing Notice
Click to view the Acton Aggregation - Petition
Learn more about the program by reading the draft aggregation plan (PDF) and the FAQ on Acton's Power Choice website.
If you have additional questions, please contact Steve Ledoux, Town Manager, at 978-929-6611 or through e-mail.