Westborough announces changes for electricity aggregation program

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Westborough announces changes for electricity aggregation programWestborough – Beginning in November, Westborough’s electricity aggregation program, Westborough Power Choice, will begin providing cleaner electricity to Westborough residents and businesses. According to a press release from the town, through a new electricity supply contract with Dynegy, Westborough will buy an additional 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like the sun and the wind, in addition to the minimum amount required by state law. This change brings Westborough Power Choice, which was formerly known as Westborough Community Choice, in line with the town’s sustainability goals. The change will also put Westborough on the short list of state- leading cities and towns that are using electricity aggregation to move their communities toward using cleaner electricity sources.

In addition, participants in the 100 percent Green plan, which is the 100 percent renewable electricity option, will begin receiving all of their electricity from renewable energy sources within New England. Previously, participants in the 100 percent Green plan received most of their electricity from wind projects outside of New England. With this change, participants in the 100 percent Green plan will increase their support for local jobs and increase the demand for locally produced renewable electricity, which helps to drive the development of new clean energy projects in New England.

With the start of this new electricity supply contract, a new Budget option will now also be available. The new Budget plan includes no additional renewable electricity but does offer the program benefits of long-term price stability and consumer protections.

Westborough Power Choice is a group buying program for electricity from the town of Westborough for Westborough residents and businesses. Massachusetts State law allows cities and towns to choose the electricity supplier for their electricity customers rather than having the local electric utility, which is National Grid for Westborough, buy their electricity.

Westborough Power Choice offers long-term pricing and consumer protections, such as the ability to leave the program at any time with no penalty or fees. Participating in the program changes the price that National Grid uses to calculate the supplier services portion of participants’ electricity bills. National Grid’s delivery charges are not impacted by participation in Westborough Power Choice.

More information is available by visiting the program website at WestboroughPowerChoice.com or by calling customer support with Westborough’s program consultants at 844-483-5004.