Boston makes its move into electricity purchasing for its residents and businesses (Boston Globe 3/19/19)
The city of Boston has proven to be an elusive grand prize among electricity brokers, but a Marlborough firm finally won the jackpot.
Officials in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration just picked Colonial Power Group to coordinate a massive electricity purchase on behalf of some 190,000 residential accounts and up to 31,000 business accounts across the city.
About 150 cities and towns in Massachusetts beat Boston to this point, as part of a trend known as community choice aggregation that involves switching the vast majority of a particular municipality’s accounts away from the incumbent utility’s suppliers. (Eversource and National Grid still deliver the electricity and bill the customers.) The primary motivator: the desire to pick a greener option to combat climate change on a local level. (read more)
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