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Municipal Electricity Aggregation

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In February 2020, the City of Worcester launched a group electricity purchasing program, Worcester Community Choice Aggregation, for electricity customers in Worcester, which allows the City to take a big step forward toward its sustainability goals and offers a City alternative to the many confusing electricity supply offers in the marketplace. The program provides Worcester residents and businesses with more renewable electricity than National Grid provides, but at a similar yearly cost. The program also provides an option for those who want 100% renewable electricity. In just the first two years of the program, ‭76 million‬ pounds of greenhouse gas emissions were avoided due to the program, the equivalent of 4,340 homes' energy use for one year.

Worcester Community Choice Aggregation has the potential to provide savings when compared with National Grid's Basic Service price, but savings cannot be guaranteed because National Grid's prices change and their future prices are not known.

The Current Energy Mix Disclosure Label is prepared and periodically updated by Worcester Community Choice Aggregation electricity supplier. It provides detail on the energy mix (i.e. fuels used to produce electricity as well as percentage and type of renewable energy) for all program options.

You can Sign Up or Opt Out at any point.

Program Goals

  1. Reduce Worcester's carbon footprint: The program integrates additional renewable energy into the aggregated electricity supply above the state-required minimum.
  2. Provide stable prices: The program provides 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 also makes the program different from many commercial electricity supply offers in the market place.
  3. Protect consumers: The competitive procurement process ensures a City-vetted alternative to commercial electricity supply offers that you may be receiving in the mail or by phone. There are no hidden costs or other hidden provisions and you may leave the program at any time.

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