***DECEMBER 2019 UPDATE***
JANUARY 2020 EVERSOURCE RATES ANNOUNCED
Arlington Local Green option for residential accounts continues to offer savings over Eversource’s newly released summer Basic Service rates.
Back in August of 2017, the Town of Arlington launched the Arlington Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program for residents and businesses. The primary goals of the program are to provide a cost-effective, stable and responsible alternative to utility electricity rates for participating consumers.However, the program also offers participants exciting renewable energy options from which to choose. The program was approved by Arlington Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
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Disclaimer: A goal of the CCA program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which changes every six months for residential and small business and lighting customers and every three months for large business customers. The Aggregation program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.
All eligible account holders will receive the notification letter (shown below – currently being redesigned – please check back soon) in the mail. The letter is the ONLY authorized mailing from the Town of Arlington regarding the Arlington CCA program. No action is required in order to enroll in the program. Any mail you may receive requesting you to mail in an enrollment form is NOT affiliated with the Arlington CCA program. If you’ve recently opened a new Eversource account and have received an opt-out letter, you may opt out of the program here or by returning the enclosed card within 30 days of receipt of the letter.
The Town hosted public information sessions to discuss the program on July 13, 2017.
You can view excerpts from that presentation and learn more about the program in the Arlington Public News video below: