We are pleased to announce that Millbury Power Choice Rates have been released. Continue to scroll down for additional information.
Rates indicated above are for Supply Services only. Under the contract, the rate per kWh for electric supply will be fixed at $0.09366/kWh from your July, 2017 meter reading until your January, 2018 meter reading. This rate will then change to $0.10130/kWh from your January, 2018 meter reading until your January 2020 meter reading.
UPDATE: Please note that the program was expected to have launched earlier this year, under the condition that significant savings were attainable when compared to National Grid Basic Generation Service (BGS) default rates for residential account holders. However, due to an extended and unanticipated regulatory approval process administered by both the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the MA Department of Public Utilities (DPU), the program launch experienced lengthy delays. Please visit this site for additional updates as they become available.
On January 27th, 2017, the Town of Millbury received the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) order approving the town’s aggregation program, Millbury Power Choice. The next step is for the town’s aggregation consultant, Good Energy, to conduct a competitive bid for an electricity supplier. The bid will not be awarded until after National Grid’s summer rates are released in mid-March. National Grid summer rates cover the six month period from May 1st through October. The goal is to have the program start in May, however, the program will commence only if the aggregation obtains a rate below the National Grid rate and provides savings at the start of the program. Once a winning supplier is selected, an opt-opt letter will be sent to every eligible account in Millbury. Eligible accounts are defined as those currently on National Grid’s basic service and are not in contract with a third party supplier. Additionally, any account holder that has previously asked National Grid NOT have their information shared with marketers will be ineligible. Any account that is not initially eligible will be able to join the program at a later time. The opt-out letter will clearly compare the National Grid rate and the Millbury Power Choice rate, and will also provide contact information for those having questions. The aggregation program has a website which can be found at www.millburypowerchoice.com. The website will have information about the program along with contact information for anyone wishing to speak to a program representative. Finally, it should be emphasized that no one affiliated with the town’s aggregation program will be calling, going door-to-door, or sending mailers. The only communication will be the opt-out letter, which will be recognizable as coming from the Town of Millbury.