Municipal Electricity Aggregation

***UPDATE TO AGGREGATION PROGRAM!***
Effective July 2017, Nantucket PowerChoice to support local Solar Rebate Program!

Welcome to the Nantucket PowerChoice 
Municipal Electricity Aggregation program!  

In March 2017, the Town of Nantucket launched the Nantucket Power Choice municipal aggregation program. Electricity aggregation is a form of group purchasing in which a town strategically procures electricity supply on behalf of its citizens. Aggregation is allowed by Massachusetts law and is growing in popularity as an alternative to volatile utility electricity pricing.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Program website: www.masspowerchoice.com/Nantucket

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Sinatra
Energy Coordinator
Town of Nantucket
lsinatra@nantucket-ma.gov
508-325-5379

Aggregation Workplan and Timeline
 
Phase I: Planning & Town Review

  • October 27, 2015:  Town issues an RFP for municipal electric aggregation consulting services
  • January 4, 2016: Internal selection committee, comprised of Town staff and resident taxpayers with financial expertise, evaluate the three proposals received from the leading aggregation consultants in the Commonwealth
  • January 29, 2016: The selection committee conducts interviews with the bidding consultants, and unanimously chose Peregrine Energy Group as the best match for Nantucket's Aggregation.
  • April 2, 2016: Article 104 at the 2016 Annual Town Meeting unanimously approved, allowing the Town to initiate the development of a municipal aggregation
  • April 13, 2016: Peregrine Energy Group makes public presentation to the Nantucket Board of Selectmen and presents a draft Aggregation Plan for public review; initiates the public outreach campaign
  • April 13 - May 6, 2016:  Public Comment Period Open for Draft Aggregation Plan

Phase II: Regulatory Review

Phase III: Energy Supply Contract Negotiations

  • August, 2016: Outreach to electric suppliers/bidders
  • October, 2016: Issue Request for Qualifications
  • November 2016: Request for Indicative Prices
  • December 2016: Request for Executable Prices/ Choose Supplier

Phase IV: Formal Public Outreach & Education Campaign

  • January 11 2017: Send out outreach materials
  • January 18, 2017: Announcement to Board of Selectmen
  • January-February, 2017: Public Outreach Events
    • February 16 @ 3-4 pm: Public Information Event; Saltmarsh Senior Center  
    • February 16 @ 6-7pm: Public Information Event; Public Safety Facility; 4 Fairgrounds Road
  • January 2017-Ongoing: Set up Hotline and field citizen phone calls

PROGRAM LAUNCH: March 1, 2017!

Launch of Local Solar Rebate Program:  July 1, 2017

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Downloadable Brochure

MEA brochure