Avon Community Electricity Aggregation Plan explains how the program will operate.
Press Release: Program Renewal in 2021 explains the continuation of the program for another three years through 2024 and details the transition for participating and non-participating customers.
Customer Notification Letter – sent to new electricity supply customers who are eligible for automatic enrollment in the program. Explains program options, product rates, renewable energy content and for those who choose to opt out, ways to leave the program before enrollment.
Disclosure Labels are prepared and periodically updated by Avon CEA program’s electricity supplier. They provide details on the energy mix for all program options. These documents are updated only periodically, therefore, the labels available at this time may be for electricity supply from an earlier period.
Municipal electricity aggregation is a mechanism by which a city or town can bundle the electricity supply needs of residents and businesses in their community and procure the electricity in bulk, typically for a multi-year term.
Municipal aggregation is allowed under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 164 Section 134. More than 140 cities and towns in Massachusetts already have active electricity aggregation programs, and other nearby communities are pursuing similar programs.
By default, customers receive “Basic Service” electricity supply from National Grid. Under a municipal aggregation program, like Avon CEA, all customers receiving Basic Service are automatically transitioned to the aggregation’s standard option. However, before the aggregation begins, all customers must be given the chance to stay with Basic Service, known as “opting-out”. After customers are enrolled, they can still opt out of the program at any time without penalty.