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Energy justice webinar: Protect your electric account

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This webinar will provide residents with the knowledge and strategies to protect their electric account from aggressive and deceptive marketers and scammers. It will also introduce an upcoming City of Boston electricity program (“Community Choice Electricity”).

The City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space is hosting a webinar on how you can protect your electric account from aggressive and deceptive energy marketers and scammers. We want to help you make the energy decisions that are best for you, your family, and your business.

Residents frequently receive door-to-door solicitations, mail, and telemarketing calls from marketers trying to sign them up for electricity contracts. Most residents pay more for electricity once bound by a contract. In this webinar, we’ll discuss where your electricity comes from, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to make the energy decisions that are best for you. We will also highlight an upcoming city program (“Community Choice Electricity”) that will offer a new and exciting opportunity to meet your electricity needs. The webinar will include a presentation followed by Q&A.

We encourage attendees to visit the City of Boston’s Protect Your Electric Account webpage and Community Choice Electricity webpage for more background information.

Registration:

This event will be hosted online, using Zoom. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Language accessibility:

This webinar will be hosted on six different dates. Interpretation services will be offered in multiple other languages. If further accommodations are required please contact aidan.smith@boston.gov. We ask for a minimum of two weeks of advanced notice to satisfy any requests. Below is a schedule of the webinar sessions with the language interpretation services listed.

Date Time Accessibility Services Offered Registration (required)

Monday, September 21

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Cape Verdean Creole

Registration page (Cape Verdean Creole)

Registration page (English)

Wednesday, September 23

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Mandarin

Registration page (Mandarin)

Registration page (English)

Tuesday, September 29

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Cantonese, ASL, CART

Registration page (Cantonese)

Registration page (English)

Thursday, October 1

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Spanish

Registration page (Spanish)

Registration page (English)

Tuesday, October 6

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Vietnamese

Registration page (Vietnamese)

Registration page (English)

Thursday, October 8

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Haitian Creole, ASL, and CART

Registration page (Haitian Creole)

Registration page (English)