Easton’s Community Choice Power Supply Program
The Town of Easton is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services (“Dynegy”) has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program (“Program”). Dynegy will provide electric power supply for all consumers currently on Basic Service in Easton. This notice is intended to tell you about this Program for electric power supply. In accordance with state law, it also informs you of your rights and options if you choose not to participate in the Program.
YOU WILL NOT NOTICE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICE. The only difference you will see is that Dynegy will be printed under the “Supply Services” section of your monthly bill. You will continue to receive one bill from National Grid. You will continue to send your payments to National Grid for processing. National Grid will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to have all existing consumer rights and protections.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CONSUMER NOTIFICATION PUBLIC NOTICE (INCLUDING COMPARATIVE RATES AND TERMS).
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE NATIONAL GRID BILL (BEFORE AND AFTER AGGREGATION ENROLLMENT).
IF YOU ARE A BASIC SERVICE CONSUMER WHO HAS BEEN MAILED A NOTIFICATION you do not need to take any action to participate. You will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled and start benefiting from the aggregation rate beginning on the day of the month in November 2020 that your meter is read. This date varies by service area. Your meter reading date is shown on your bill.
WATCH YOUR NATIONAL GRID BILL FOR FURTHER NOTIFICATION of the Program.
- Your November 2020 bill will state that you are being switched to Easton’s Program.
- Your December 2020 bill will show Easton’s supplier and aggregation rate under “Supply Services”.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT by signing and returning the Opt-Out Reply Card included with the mailed notification OR visit colonialpowergroup.com/easton, click the OPT-OUT button and follow the instructions specified OR call Dynegy at (866) 220-5696.
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM you may OPT-IN at colonialpowergroup.com/eastonOR call Dynegy at (866) 220-5696 and ask to be enrolled. If you are currently contracted with your own Competitive Supplier, you should confirm with them that you will not incur any early termination fees or penalties for leaving their supply.
TO CHOOSE A PRODUCT WITH 100% NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY you may call Dynegy at (866) 220-5696 and ask to be enrolled in Easton’s Optional Green Product. Easton’s Optional Green Product provides 100% National Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This product is being offered at $0.10377 per kWh for 36 months (November 2020 to November 2023).
Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against National Grid Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.
Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Easton to facilitate the Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call us toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE AGGREGATION PROGRAM WEBSITE.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE PROGRAM MAILER.
The Town and representatives of Colonial Power Group held two ZOOM informational sessions:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM
HOW DID THE TOWN OF EASTON JOIN THIS AGGREGATION PROGRAM?
Following the approval of Article 20 at Town Meeting in May 2016, the Town of Easton developed and published its Aggregation Plan (“Plan”) in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding municipal aggregation of electric consumers. The Select Board approved and adopted the Plan in April 2017, and executed a power supply agreement this March to take effect November 2020.