Public Hearing Announcement:

On February 2, 2024, the City of Framingham (“City”) filed a request with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) for approval of a municipal aggregation plan pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 134. The Department will conduct a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the City’s filing. The Department will conduct the hearing using Zoom videoconferencing on March 14, 2024, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Attendees can join by entering the link, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81722675035, from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. No prior software download is required. For audio-only access to the hearings, attendees can dial in at (305) 224-1968 (not toll free) and then enter the Meeting ID# 817 2267 5035. If you anticipate providing comments via Zoom during the public hearing, to the extent possible, please send an email by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Monday, March 11, 2024, to timothy.m.federico@mass.gov with your name, email address, and mailing address.

Alternatively, any person who desires to comment on this matter may submit written comments to the Department via email no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on March 14, 2024. To the extent a person wishes to submit comments in accordance with this Notice, electronic submission, as detailed below, is sufficient.

For information on how to submit comments, please download the complete announcement (PDF).


The City of Framingham is developing a plan for a consumer-friendly electricity program called Framingham Community Electricity. The program is an electricity aggregation, which is a kind of group electricity purchasing program that will allow the City to use its collective buying power to increase the amount of renewable energy in the City’s electricity supply. 

Through the program, Framingham residents and businesses will have new choices and greater control over the cost and environmental impact of the electricity they use. Though Framingham Community Electricity will not be able to guarantee savings, the City is committed to working toward competitive and stable prices.

In launching Framingham Community Electricity, Framingham will join more than 150 other cities and towns in Massachusetts with similar programs. Framingham is targeting 2024 for program launch.

Documents submitted for regulatory review

Framingham Community Electricity must receive regulatory approval from the state before the program can launch. Draft aggregation documents were made available for public review and comment from May 1, 2023 through June 1, 2023, and an overview of Framingham’s draft Aggregation Plan was presented at a public information session during the May 2, 2023, Framingham City Council meeting.

Framingham’s Aggregation Plan and sample mailing documents were then submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for review and approval on February 2, 2024.

Aggregation Plan (PDF)
Sample Opt-Out Mailing Materials (PDF)


Cleaner electricity

Framingham Community Electricity participants will automatically receive more electricity from renewable sources (like the sun and the wind) than is required by state law, though the specific amount is still to be determined.


Framingham Community Electricity will have three options. You will be automatically enrolled in the Framingham Standard Green option, but you may choose from the two other options within the program to customize your costs and level of renewables in your electricity supply.

Stable prices

Framingham Community Electricity will aim to provide long-term electricity supply prices. Price stability will make the program different from Eversource’s Basic Service and from many electricity supply offers in the marketplace.

The program also has the potential to provide savings when compared with the average of Eversource’s Basic Service prices, but because Eversource’s Basic Service prices change and future prices are not known, savings cannot be guaranteed.

Details such as prices, how much renewable electricity will be included, and when the program will launch will be determined after Framingham’s Aggregation Plan receives approval from state regulators. Learn about the implementation process.

How electricity aggregation works

Through Framingham Community Electricity, Framingham will be able to determine the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply and secure an electricity supply price for the community. However, Framingham Community Electricity will not replace Eversource as Framingham’s electric utility. If you choose to participate:

  • Eversource will continue to deliver your electricity with no interruption, and you will continue to call Eversource if your power goes out.
  • Eversource will continue to send your electric bill, and that is the only electric bill you will receive. But on your bill, Eversource will use a Framingham price to calculate your Supply charge.
  • You will see no change to any discounts or credits that you receive from Eversource.

Diagram describing how delivery and supply works with Framingham Community Electricity.

Example Eversource bill

Framingham Community Electricity will be integrated into your existing Eversource electric bill. You will see only minor changes to the way your electric bill appears.

To understand how the program will appear on your bill, see an example bill.

Protect your electricity account number

Eversource will never knock on your door or call you to talk about your electric bill.
Only provide your electricity account number if you are ready to change your electricity supplier.

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