Chelsea Electricity Choice receives DPU’S approval

The City of Chelsea is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for its electricity aggregation program, Chelsea Electricity Choice. The City anticipates launching the program in 2024.
Chelsea Electricity Choice is a group electricity buying program from the City of Chelsea for residents and businesses. The program will provide electricity customers in Chelsea with a transparent, trustworthy alternative to private electricity offers. Through the program, Chelsea will sign long-term fixed-price contracts that will prioritize the purchase of electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar. By offering long-term prices, Chelsea Electricity Choice will keep electricity prices stable and can provide protection from high winter price increases. In addition, Chelsea Electricity Choice has the potential to provide savings compared with Eversource’s Basic Service prices. However, because Eversource’s prices change seasonally and their future prices are unknown, Chelsea Electricity choice cannot guarantee to provide savings.
The next step is for the City to sign an electricity supply contract. Once that contract is signed, the City will conduct an outreach effort before the program launches, and will be able to share program prices, the launch date, and information about how to enroll or prevent enrollment. As part of that outreach, the City will conduct public information sessions and will notify by mail anyone who is eligible for automatic enrollment.
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