Public Hearing Announcement:
On May 31, 2023, the Town of Pepperell (“Town”) 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 Town’s filing. The Department will conduct the hearing using Zoom videoconferencing on October 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Attendees can join by entering the link, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84916907082, 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# 849 1690 7082. 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 Tuesday, October 10, 2023, to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Thursday, October 12, 2023. To the extent a person wishes to submit comments in accordance with this Notice, electronic submission, as detailed below, is sufficient.
The Town of Pepperell is developing a plan for a consumer-friendly electricity program called Pepperell Community Electricity. The program is an electricity aggregation, which is a kind of group electricity purchasing program that will allow the Town to use our collective buying power to take a big step toward increasing the amount of renewable energy in our Town’s electricity supply.
Through the program, Pepperell residents and businesses will have new choices and greater control over the cost and environmental impact of the electricity they use. Though Pepperell Community Electricity will not be able to guarantee savings, the Town is committed to working toward competitive and stable prices.
In launching Pepperell Community Electricity, Pepperell will join more than 150 other cities and towns in Massachusetts with similar programs. Pepperell is targeting 2024 for program launch.