Step one: In September 2020, Town Meeting authorized the Select Board to investigate and develop a Community Electricity Program.
Step two: Town retained consultant to assist in developing and managing the program. Good Energy, L.P selected by Town
Step three: Town convened a design-team of interested stakeholders to work with the consultant and Town staff to develop a draft Aggregation Plan. The team worked from November 2020 through April 2021 to develop the draft plan. The draft plan describes program organization, operation, electricity products and management.
Step four: Submit Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for consultation.
Step five: Provide opportunity for public review of Aggregation Plan: Read the draft aggregation plan.
You may submit written comments until 12pm on May 17, 2021.
Step six: Submit Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval.
Step seven: Procure bids for electricity supply, notify the community and launch the program.
Upon approval by the DPU, Andover will monitor the market and identify the appropriate time to run a competitive bid for electricity supply. Upon selection of an electricity supplier, Andover will implement an extensive education and outreach program to make residents and businesses aware of the upcoming program launch and how to participate or opt out (i.e. not participate in the program). You can also opt out any time, without penalty, after the program has begun.