PEMBROKE COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY PROGRAM

COMING NOVEMBER 2020!

The Pembroke Community Choice Power Supply Program is a municipal aggregation program. According to Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 164, § 134), municipal aggregation enables local government to combine the purchasing power of its residents and businesses so that it can provide them with an alternative electricity supply. Once in place, the local government can monitor and set its own energy related goals for the program such as savings, stability or green options. Consumers are no longer “stuck” with the cost and fluctuation of the utility’s Basic Service rates because the program offers them another option.

This Program will only affect the supply portion of your monthly bill. It will not affect the delivery portion. Your local utility will continue to deliver your electricity, but Pembroke, using a competitive bid process, has chosen the supplier for the Program.

The Town of Pembroke is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services, of Dallas,TX, has been selected as the supplier for its Program.

STANDARD PROGRAM RATE

November 2020 – November 2023

$0.10363 / kWh

Meets MA requirements

OPTIONAL RATES

$0.11979 / kWh        50% MA Class I RECs + RPS

The power supply is offset with 50% above the state mandated MA Class I RECs from local renewable sources. Offset percentage varies based on annual RPS. Total % of MA Class I RECs are 66% in 2020, 68% in 2021, 70% in 2022 and 72% in 2023.

 
$0.13594 / kWh        100% MA Class I RECs

You will not notice any change in your electricity service.

You will continue to receive one bill from your local utility. You will continue to send your payments to your local utility for processing. Your local utility will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to have all existing consumer rights and protections.

If you receive a notification letter

You will not need to take any action to participate in the Program. All Basic Service consumers that receive a notification letter and do not opt-out will be enrolled in the Program.

If you do not receive a notification letter

You will be able to opt-in at any time once the supplier has been chosen.  This page will be updated with more details once a supplier as been chosen.

If you have a budget plan or eligible low-income delivery rate

You will continue to receive those benefits.

If you have solar panels

You will continue to receive your net metering credits.

If you have already chosen a competitive supplier on your own

You must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Competitive Supplier. If you wish to leave that Competitive Supplier to be part of the Program, before opting-in, we suggest that you verify with that Competitive Supplier that they will not charge you any fees or penalties for leaving their supply service.

If you have already chosen a green power supply option on your own

You must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Green Power Supply.

If you are a tax exempt small business consumer

You must send a copy of your Energy Exemption Certificate directly to the chosen supplier. This page will be updated with those details once a supplier as been chosen.

If you do not wish to participate in this program

You may:
1) Opt-out and continue paying your local utility’s Basic Service rate; or
2) Opt-out and choose your own Competitive Supplier (if one is available to you).

How to OPT-OUT

Included with the notification letter will be an OPT-OUT card. Within 30 days of receipt of the notification letter, fill out, sign, and return the card in the enclosed postage paid envelope OR this page will be updated with more details once a supplier as been chosen..

Any time after enrollment

You can still opt-out with NO PENALTY CHARGE. It may take a couple of billing cycles before you are back on your local utility’s Basic Service.

Savings not guaranteed

Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.

If you fail to pay your bill in a timely manner

Consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts law, you may be switched back to your local utility’s Basic Service.

THE PEMBROKE COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY PROGRAM HAS NO FEES WHETHER YOU ARE OPTING-OUT OR OPTING-IN.

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