In May 2016, Town Meeting passed the Municipal Aggregation Article which authorized the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to participate in a contract to negotiate the electricity load of residential and commerical customers while retaining the right to opt out.
During the September 13, 2016 Board of Selectmen's Meeting the consultants, Mark Cappadona of Colonial Power Group and Bernard Lynch of Community Paradigm Associates discussed the next steps in the process. (see attached power point). During the month of October 2016 the Municipal Aggregation Plan was posted on this webpage as well as at the Town Clerk's Office. The public had the opportunity to comment on the plan (See attached plan).
The Town Signed a contract with NextEra Energy on November 6, 2017. The contract is for a six month term starting with the January 2018 meter read. The Town's residents and businesses will collectively save $650,000 during this timeframe. All basic service customers are automatically enrolled unless you decide to opt out. You may also select a green option. All basic service customers will be receiving a mailing from Nextera that will be sent out on November 22nd. The mailing will have a Town of Stoughton seal on it so that the community knows that this mailing is for Stoughton's Community Choice Power Supply Program. This mailing will let people know how to opt out of the program if they desire to do so and how to select a green energy option. You should respond to the mailing by December 26th. No action is required unless you want to opt out or select a green energy option. You will not notice any change in service and you will continue to receive your bills from National Grid.
See attached Frequently Asked Questions, Press Release, Sample Mailing and Public Service Announcement for further details. You may direct questions to the Town's Consultant, Colonial Power Group by calling 866-485-5858 x1 or sending an email to http://www.colonialpowergroup.com/stoughton.
On Thursday, December 14th there was an Information Session with the Town's Consultant , Colonial Power Group; in the Great Hall (3rd floor). Click link to view on Stoughton Media Access Corporation. http://126.96.36.199/vod/5096-Community-Choice-Power-Supply-Program-Info-Sessio-Medium-v1.mp4
See Attached January 2018 Public Notice and Sample National Grid Bill before and after enrollment.
You may also contact Pamela McCarthy, Economic Development Director at (781) 341-1300 ext. 9265.