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The Town of Spencer is developing a plan for a consumer-friendly electricity program called Spencer Electric Choice. The program is an electricity aggregation, which is a kind of group electricity purchasing program for Spencer residents and businesses.  

Through Spencer Electric Choice, the Town will use its collective buying power to provide new electricity choices and stable electricity supply prices. While Spencer Electric Choice will not be able to guarantee lower prices compared with National Grid’s Basic Service prices, the Town is committed to working toward providing prices that are competitive and stable for the long term.

In launching Spencer Electric Choice, Spencer will join more than 170 other cities and towns in Massachusetts with similar programs. Spencer is targeting late 2024 or early 2025 for program launch.

Public comments accepted

Spencer Electric Choice must receive regulatory approval from the state before the program can launch. To ensure transparency in the program development process, the draft Aggregation Plan and associated documents for Spencer Electric Choice will be available for public review and comment from [DATE] until [DATE]. Those interested in reviewing the Plan and other aggregation documents can download them below:

In addition, a hard copy of the draft Plan is available from the Town of Spencer Clerk’s Office (157 Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562). Spencer residents and business owners are encouraged to review the Plan and submit written comments:

  • Via email: [EMAIL]
  • Via US mail: Spencer Town Hall, 157 Main Street Street, Spencer, MA 01562. 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] at [TIME]. Information for participating can be found on the Town of Spencer calendar.

New electricity choices

Spencer Electric Choice will give electricity customers in Spencer new electricity choices, including choices for buying more electricity from renewable sources.

Stable electricity prices

Spencer Electric Choice will provide long-term electricity supply prices that will not change seasonally. The program also has the potential to provide savings when compared with National Grid’s Basic Service prices, but because National Grid’s Basic Service prices change and future prices are not known, savings cannot be guaranteed.

Consumer protections

Spencer Electric Choice is being designed to protect Spencer 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 and the program launch date will be determined after Spencer’s Aggregation Plan receives approval from state regulators. Learn about the implementation process.

How electricity aggregation works

Through Spencer Electric Choice, Spencer will choose its own electricity supplier and establish a Spencer price for Supply Services charge on participants’ electric bills. However, Spencer Electric Choice will not replace National Grid as Spencer’s electric utility. If you choose to participate:

  • National Grid will continue to deliver your electricity with no interruption, and you will continue to call National Grid if your power goes out.
  • National Grid will continue to send your electric bill, and that is the only electric bill you will receive. But on your bill, National Grid will use a Spencer price to calculate your Supply Services charge.
  • You will see no change to any discounts or credits that you receive from National Grid, such as a low-income discount.

 

Example National Grid bill

Spencer Electric Choice will be integrated into your existing National Grid 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

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