MA Attorney General Maura Healey released a two-year study criticizing the competitive electricity supply market for residential customers in the Commonwealth. The report was not critical of municipal aggregation programs like WinPower. In fact, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance recently published a report commending green municipal aggregation programs, stating that “as a result of the buying power of so many households, these communities have locked in a competitive and stable electricity supply price for all Basic Service customers–and they have more Class 1 renewable energy in the electricity powering residents’ homes.”
The Mass Climate Action Network report goes on to say…
Many large energy users – manufacturers, universities, hospitals – choose to contract with competitive suppliers, but residential and small business customers are generally not well-served by the largely unregulated competitive electricity supply market. As a result, customers in these sectors tend to rely on the utility’s Basic Service.
Municipal aggregation offers an alternative to competitive suppliers and to Basic Service. Aggregation restores transparency to the energy purchasing process by offering community members a well-vetted product and the ability to opt out at any time without penalty.
And unlike the individual competitive supply market, Green Municipal Aggregation has been resulting in longer-term savings for participants.
Public discussions about the program were held and recorded at the Jenks Senior Center.
Click here to view the original presentation from November 7, 2017, at the Jenks Senior Center.
Monday, February 12
Jenks Senior Center
WinPower Update: Latest News on Community Choice Electricity Aggregation in Winchester
Below is a video of the full presentation
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Mystic Valley Room
Presenter: Susan Grimes McPhee, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Town of Winchester
Monday, June 5, 2017
109 Skillings Road
Winchester MA 01890
Presenter: Mr. John O’Rourke, Good Energy, LP
Saturday June 3, 2017, at Town Day
Main Street booth