***JANUARY 1, 2019 UPDATE***
All Arlington Local Green options will offer savings over Eversource’s newly released winter 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 annual savings and rate stability 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.
Community Electricity Program “Arlington Local Green” Five (5) Percent Local Renewable Energy (Standard Product – No Action Required)
“Arlington Premium 50% Local Green” Fifty (50) Percent Local Renewable Energy
“Arlington Premium 100% Local Green” One Hundred (100) Percent Local Renewable Energy
“Arlington Basic” No Additional Local Renewable Energy
NSTAR Electric Company (Eversource) Utility Basic Service
(Supply Services Only)
August 2017 – December 2019
Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.
January – June 2019
Residential and Small Business rates change every six months. *Large Business rates change every three months.
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 three months for industrial customers and every six months for residential and small commercial 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:
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