Municipal Aggregation Plan for Electricity / Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program

Town of Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program


The Initial Opt Out Period for the Program for National Grid Customers has ended. You 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. See Public Notice (PDF) for additional information. The initial Opt Out Period for Eversource Customers is open until August 18, 2023; however, you may opt out at any time just as the National Grid customers can.

The Town of Stoughton is pleased to announce that Direct Energy Services ("Direct") has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Direct will provide electric power supply for all consumers currently on National Grid Basic Service in Stoughton. Beginning on September 1, 2023 Direct Energy will also be the supplier for Eversource Customers. 

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, and a power supply agreement was executed in October 2022 to take effect January 2023.

Eversource customers should check your mailbox for an envelope with the Town Seal on it. It contains information about the Program including a Consumer Notification Letter and Opt-Out Reply Card.

Enrollment

Basic service consumers do not need to take any action to participate. You will be automatically enrolled.

If you do not wish to participate you must opt-out by signing and returning the Opt-Out Reply Card or visit the Colonial Power Group website and follow the instructions specified or call direct at 866-968-8065. 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 866-968-8065 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.

Rates

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.

Further Information

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 7th at 7 am. Watch the meeting.

See attachments for additional information including a copy of the mailing sent out on November 15th for National Grid customers and July 14th for Eversource customers, frequently asked questions, a sample national grid bill and a press release.