The Town of Freetown voted to join the SRPEDD Community Electricity Aggregation Program at the Town Meeting held on June 16, 2014.
High electricity prices don’t have to be a fact of life.
Buy electricity together and save money for your community’s residents and businesses.
Up to 60% of electricity generated in Massachusetts is fueled by natural gas. There are not enough pipelines to transport natural gas efficiently into the state. As a result, residential electric rates are highly volatile and have increased dramatically in the last 24 months. This situation is likely to continue until new natural gas pipelines are complete in 2018, at the earliest.
The Financial Impact to Residents:
The NSTAR electricity supply rates will increase dramatically effective January 1 2015, to 14.972 cents per kilowatt hour for the following 6 months through June 30, 2015. This represents a 60% increase over last January’s electricity supply rate of 9.33 cents per kilowatt hour, and over 100% increase from the January 2013 supply rate of 7.031 cents per kilowatt hour.
Leverage your town’s collective purchasing power to create a buying group for the purpose of procuring electricity for residents and businesses in bulk.
- Save residents & businesses money on their electricity bills
- Protection from volatile, rising energy prices
- Long-term budget stability
- Continue to receive a single bill from NSTAR
- Continue to contact NSTAR with any service issues
- Renewable energy options
- No early termination fees
- Opt-out anytime at no cost