Welcome!

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.

Public comments accepted

Framingham Community Electricity must receive regulatory approval from the state before the program can launch. To ensure transparency in the program development process, the draft Aggregation Plan for Framingham Community Electricity will be available for public review and comment from [DATE]  until [DATE]. Those interested in reviewing the plan can download the documents below:

  • Draft Aggregation Plan (PDF)
  • Draft Education and Outreach Plan (PDF)
  • Exemplar Opt-Out Mailing Materials (PDF)
  • Model Electricity Supply Agreement (PDF)

In addition, a hard copy of the draft plan is available from the City Clerk’s Office. Framingham residents and business owners are encouraged to review the plan and submit written comments:

  • Via email: ????
  • Via US mail: ????. Comments sent by mail must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed.

An overview of the plan will be presented at a public information session on [DATE]. Anyone who requires an ASL interpreter for this event should submit their request to [EMAIL ADDRESS] by [DATE].

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.

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.

Consumer protections

Framingham Community Electricity is being designed to protect Framingham consumers. The program will include no hidden fees, and you will have the freedom to opt out of the program at any time with no penalty.

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.

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.