The Town of Bedford launched the Bedford Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program for residents and businesses in August of 2019. The primary goals of the program are to provide competitive choice, longer-term price stability and more renewable energy options to participating consumers. The program was approved by the Board of Selectmen and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Below is a chart comparing the rates for the Bedford Community Choice Aggregation program to Eversource’s summer 2019 rates. The program will begin with participating account holder’s August 2019 meter reading. The new program rate will be reflected on September’s bill for August service from Eversource.
Please note, program pricing below will be in effect from August – December 2019, whereupon, program rates will increase marginally one time and remain fixed through December 2021. The pricing chart below will be updated in November 2019 to reflect these changes.
Disclaimer: A goal of the CCA program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which change every six months for residential and small commercial customers, and every three months for large commercial customers. The aggregation program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.
Below is a chart which illustrates the Eversource residential rate history, Summer 2014 to Summer 2019. As referenced above, the goal of the Bedford program is to provide stability and savings over the full term of the program, but because future Basic Service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.
In early June 2019, you will receive the postcard above from the town announcing the program. Click on the image to open in a new window.
You will receive the notification letter shown below in the mail (click on the images to open in a new window). This letter is the ONLY authorized mailing you will receive from the Town of Bedford regarding the Bedford CCA program. To enroll in the program, no action is required. Any mail you may receive requesting you to mail in an enrollment form is NOT affiliated with the Bedford CCA program. Please return the enclosed card in order to opt out of the Bedford CCA program. You may also opt out here.
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