Municipal Aggregation

Municipal Aggregation is a program the Town of Franklin is working on to lower individual residential and small business electricity bills.  On behalf of the 12,000-plus households and small businesses in town, the town is using its authority granted by state law to bulk purchase an electricity rate to help lower electricity costs for taxpayers. By using the purchasing capacity helps allow the town to leverage a potentially lower electricity rate than an individual user.  

The Town of Franklin is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services (“Dynegy”) has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Dynegy will provide electric power supply for all consumers currently on Basic Service in Franklin.  Check your mailbox for an envelope with the Town Seal on it, which was mailed to every property owner in Franklin beginning on September 23rd. It contains information about the Program including a Consumer Notification Letter and Opt-Out Reply Card.
 
 
Municipal Aggregation Program Information sessions:
Watch recordings here:
October 5, 2020
 

BASIC SERVICE CONSUMERS do not need to take any action to participate. You will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT by signing and returning the Opt-Out Reply Card OR visit colonialpowergroup.com/franklin, click the OPT-OUT button and follow the instructions specified OR call Dynegy at (866) 220-5696. Do not mail your OPT out Card to the Town of Franklin.  Opt-Out Cards must be mailed to the following Address:
    Town of Franklin c/o Dynegy
    P.O. Box 650764
    Dallas, TX 75265

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM you may OPT-IN at colonialpowergroup.com/franklin OR 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.  You should have your National Grid bill handy in order to provide some required information. Enrollments can only be processed on meter reads so it may take one or two billing cycles before taking effect.
 
It is important to note any resident can OPT-IN or OPT-OUT at any time and as many times as you want.  There is no fee to opt in or opt out. 

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.
 
If you have Solar Panels on your residence or business or have joined a community solar project the Net metering and on-bill credits will work the same way with this program.  You will continue to receive your net metering or on-bill credits while benefiting from the aggregation rate on your electricity. The Local Utility will continue to post your net metering or on-bill credits to your electric bill at your Local Utility’s Basic Service rate.
 
SOLAR PANEL AND COMMUNITY SOLAR CONSUMERS will continue to receive net metering or on-bill credits while receiving electricity supply under the Program and the value of these credits will not be altered by participating in the Program.
 
 
 

Community Choice Power Supply Program (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions

Sample National Grid Bill

Consumer Notification Form and Opt-Out Card

Franklin Customer Notification will be mailed out on September 23, 2020 (envelope, letter, opt-out card and business reply envelope).

Community Choice Power Supply Power point presented to the Town Council

Town Council Resolution to Authorize Municipal Aggregation of Electricity

Public Hearing Notice sent on July 8, 2016

Public Review and Comment Period Notice

Order of Notice July 8, 2016-  Petition for approval by the Department of PUblic Utilities of a municipal aggregation plan pursuant to G.L. c. 164, section 134.

DPU Filing Petition

DOER Approval Letter

For more detailed information, or any questions please contact Colonial Power Group, Inc. toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1 or visit https://colonialpowergroup.com/franklin/  

Nexamp Solar Farm

Aside from the Community Choice Power Supply Program the Town of Franklin has worked with Nexamp to ensure that a portion of their farm that is currently being built on Spring Street be reserved for Franklin residents.  Residents are eligible to subscribe to a new local shared community solar farm that is expected to go live in the Summer of 2021.  Subscribers will receive credits on their National Grid electric bill for the energy produced by their solar farm at a special discount rate of 15%.

Openings were on a first-come, first-served basis until October 15th.  However, due to such high interest the Franklin farm is now filled! However, Residents of Franklin can still enroll  in one of their other National Grid projects at the standard 12.5% discount rate for Massachusetts.

The NEXamp savings for the Solar Farm on Spring Street program works concurrently with the Community Choice Power Supply Program and you could see financial benefits from both combined. 

Nexamp Solar Farm letter to Residents

For more information on Nexamp locally shared community solar farm please visit solar.nexamp.com/Franklin or call (800)945-5124