City seeking feedback on municipal electricity aggregation program
We’re reaching out to anyone who could help inform how we could build a community choice aggregation (CCA) program for Boston. Our team is eager to learn as much as we can to make smart decisions on how to proceed and is specifically seeking information on process, pricing, and community outreach. We see this as an important first step in understanding how we could establish a program that could deliver clean energy to Boston that maximizes impact on the environment and addresses the specific needs of our residents.
Community choice aggregation, also called community choice energy or municipal electricity aggregation, is a state law that allows cities and towns to aggregate the buying power of individual electricity customers in their communities. Under a community choice aggregation program, cities and towns can automatically enroll residents who receive default electricity service from their utilities into a single, bulk buying group, and may require a greater percentage of renewable energy content than the mandatory percentage set by the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
The Request for Information is open to everyone and the City will accept submissions through March 23, 2018. An optional meeting for potential respondents will be held on March 19, 2018, at City Hall in room 900. Responses to this Request for Information will be accepted through the City’s Supplier Portal, by mail or physical delivery to the Environment Department in room 709 at City Hall, and via email to email@example.com.
UPDATE: The City of Boston will host a meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 9 - 10 a.m. at City Hall in room 900 for those who are interested in responding to the RFI. If you would like to respond to the RFI, it is not required that you attend the meeting. The deadline to respond to the RFI is extended to Friday, March 23, 2018. The period for submission of questions regarding the RFI ended Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The City received no questions and therefore have no responses for publication.
Please return here for the most up to date information regarding the RFI, including any changes to the schedule.