FEBRUARY 1, 2018 UPDATE:
New Eversource Basic Rate Nearly at Parity with Arlington Premium 100% Local Green Rate
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 – February 2019
The Town will re-evaluate pricing for the additional local renewable energy portions of the Local Green options after 18 months. This may result in new pricing for the February 2019 – December 2019 period for the Local Green options.
August 2017 – December 2019
Rate is fixed for the entire 28-month term
February 2018 – June 2018
(Residential and Small Business rates change every six months. Eversource indicates that the Large Business rate will also remain in effect through the end of June.)
All eligible account holders will receive the notification letter (shown below) 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.
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This 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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