Worcester Community Choice (Electricity) Aggregation
The City of Worcester is developing a group electricity purchasing program called Worcester Community Choice Aggregation, which will allow the city to take a big step forward toward its sustainability goals and will offer you greater control over the environmental characteristics and price of your electricity supply.
The Worcester Community Choice Aggregation Program goals include the following:
- Reduce Worcester’s carbon footprint: Through Worcester Community Choice, the City can integrate additional renewable energy into the City’s electricity supply above the state required minimum and also support energy efficiency efforts, because the cleanest energy is the energy that is not used! The City will decide which (or both) strategy to use once the state regulatory approval process is completed.
- Provide stable prices: The program will provide a fixed price for electricity supply over a period of time that is typically longer than that of National Grid’s Basic Service, where the price changes every six months or less. This will make the program different also from many commercial offers in the market place. However, savings cannot be guaranteed compared to National Grid’s Basic Service price.
- Protect consumers: The competitive procurement process will ensure a City-vetted alternative to commercial electricity supply offers that customers may be receiving in the mail or by phone. There will be no hidden costs or other hidden provisions and participants will be able to leave the program at any time.
More than 140 communities in Massachusetts are already engaged in electricity aggregation.
Individual participation in the program is not required. You may opt out of the program before being enrolled and any time after enrollment with no fee or penalty.