Municipal Aggregation Plan for Electricity / Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program
Town of Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program
The Town of Stoughton has signed a thirty-six month contract with its current supplier, Direct Energy Services. The existing contract with Direct Energy ran from January 2023 - October 2023. Beginning with the November 2023 meter reads, the Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program will have a new rate that will remain constant for thirty-six months. See National Grid Public Notice or Eversource Public Notice for additional information.
Customers may still opt-out of the program at any time by contacting the Town's consultant, Colonial Power Group at 866-485-5858, ext. 1. Customers may also opt back into the program at any time by contacting Colonial Power Group.
Following the approval of Article 41 at Town Meeting in May 2016, the Town of Stoughton developed and published its Aggregation Plan ("Plan") in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding municipal aggregation of electric consumers (Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 164, Section 134). The Select Board approved the Plan in January 2019.
Basic service consumers do not need to take any action to participate. You will continue to be enrolled.
If you do not wish to participate you must opt-out by visiting the Colonial Power Group website and follow the instructions specified or call 866-485-5858 ext. 1. There is no charge to opt-out of the program and return to National Grid Basic Service or Eversource Basic Service.
If you wish to join this program you may opt-in at the Colonial Power Group website or call direct at 866-485-5858 ext. 1 and ask to be enrolled. If you are currently contracted with your own competitive supplier, you should confirm with them that you will not incur any early termination fees or penalties for leaving their supply.
Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against National Grid Basic Service and Eversource Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.
Success of Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program to Date
Stoughton originally launched its electricity program in January 2018 in an effort to develop an energy program that would be stable and affordable. From inception through June 2023, the Program has saved residents and small businesses over $1.6 million in electricity costs compared to Basic Service. See Press Release.
Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Stoughton to facilitate the Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call us toll-free at 866-485-5858, ext. 1.
A Public Forum was held at the Stoughton Town Hall on December 7, 2022 for the program that started in January 2023. The information is relevant to the new program beginning in November 2023. Watch the meeting.
See attachments for additional information including copies of the mailings sent out on October 29, 2023 to National Grid and Eversource customers, public notices, a press release, frequently asked questions, a sample National Grid bill and copies of the plan itself and associated DPU filing information.