Working with Newton’s Energy Commission, Alderwoman Emily Norton has organized an informational session on “Municipal Aggregation,” whereby a county or municipality procures a competitive electricity supply for the entire community.
In 2012 the City of Newton signed a 3-year contract to purchase green power through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs). The contract is up this year. Municipal aggregation may allow the City to:
* Stabilize and possibly reduce electricity prices;
* Protect residents from predatory offers;
* Bring more green power onto the grid by demanding a higher renewable content than the current 10% Mass. requirement;
* Create more local jobs by requiring the renewable projects to be located in Massachusetts.
The meeting is open to the public at Wed., April 1 from 7:30-9pm at City Hall in Room 205.