The Tyngsborough Community Choice Power Supply Program is a municipal aggregation program. According to Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 164, § 134), municipal aggregation enables local government to combine the purchasing power of its residents and businesses so that it can provide them with an alternative electricity supply. Once in place, the local government can monitor and set its own energy related goals for the program such as savings, stability or green options. Consumers are no longer “stuck” with the cost and fluctuation of the utility’s Basic Service rates because the program offers them another option.
This Program only affects the supply portion of your monthly bill. It will not affect the delivery portion. National Grid will continue to deliver your electricity but First Point Power, using a competitive bid process, has been chosen as the supplier for the Program.
The Town of Tyngsborough is pleased to announce the new rates for the Energy Aggregation Program. Please see the attached flyer for details on how to opt in to the program if you are not currently enrolled in the Community Choice Power Supply Program. These rates are valid from November 2019 through November 2021. You will see the charges reflected on the first bill from your November 2019 reading.
|Tyngsborough’s Program* (Supply Services Only)||National Grid Basic Service (Supply Services Only)|
|Residential||$0.10692 per kWh||$0.13957 per kWh|
|Commercial/Streetlight||$0.10692 per kWh||$0.12160 per kWh|
|Industrial||$0.10692 per kWh||$0.11850 per kWh|
Questions? Call Colonial Power Group at 866-485-5858 x1 or view the program flyer here.
You will not notice any change in your electricity service.
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. The only noticeable difference will be in the appearance of your National Grid bill.
If you have received a notification letter
You do not need to take any action to participate in the Program. All Basic Service consumers that have received the notification letter and have not opted-out will be enrolled in the Program.
If you have a budget plan or eligible low-income delivery rate
You will continue to receive those benefits.
If you have solar panels
You will continue to receive your net metering credits.
If you have already chosen a competitive supplier on your own
If you have received a notification letter and have already chosen a competitive supplier on your own, you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Competitive Supplier. If you wish to leave that Competitive Supplier to be part of the Program, before opting-in, we suggest that you verify with that Competitive Supplier that they will not charge you any penalties for leaving their supply service.
If you have already chosen a green power supply option on your own
If you have received a notification letter and have already chosen a green power supply option, you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Green Power Supply.
If you do not wish to participate in this program
You may: 1) Opt-out and continue paying National Grid’s Basic Service rate; or 2) Opt-out and choose your own Competitive Supplier (if one is available to you).
If you fail to pay your bill in a timely manner
Consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts law, you may be switched back to the National Grid’s Basic Service.
THE TYNGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY PROGRAM HAS NO PENALTY CHARGES WHETHER YOU ARE OPTING-OUT OR OPTING-IN.