Implementation of the Quincy Community Electricity program will follow all steps required by the State statute to develop a plan, hold public review, and secure local and State approval for the program. All steps and current status listed below.
Step one: City Council authorized the Mayor to investigate and develop a Community Electricity Program. Read the program authorization.
Step two: City retained consultant to assist in developing and managing the program. Good Energy, L.P selected by City.
Step three: City and consultant developed a draft Aggregation Plan to describe program organization, operation and management.
Step four: Submit Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for consultation. Read the DOER consultation letter for Quincy’s aggregation program.
Step five: Provide opportunity for public review of Aggregation Plan.
Step six: Submit Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval.
Step seven: Procure bids for electricity supply, notify the community and launch the program.
Upon approval by the DPU, Quincy will monitor the market and identify the appropriate time to run a competitive bid for electricity supply. Upon selection of an electricity supplier, Quincy will implement an extensive education and outreach program to make residents and businesses aware of the upcoming program launch and how to participate or opt out (i.e. not participate in the program). You can also opt out any time, without penalty, after the program has begun.