Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the city will issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) to assist with the creation of a municipal electricity aggregation program. The government says the move demonstrates the city’s commitment to making renewable energy more accessible to Boston residents.
The RFQ, to be issued on Aug. 27, seeks consulting firms to help with the development, implementation and administration of the program. Submissions will be due on Oct. 10.
“This is a big step toward rolling out community choice aggregation because it will provide the expertise we need to get it done,” says Walsh. “We still need to make smart decisions on how to shape a program that’s best for Boston residents and can deliver on our commitment to clean energy.”
Community choice aggregation enables cities and towns to aggregate the buying power of individual electricity customers in their communities. Under a municipal aggregation program, cities and towns can automatically enroll residents who receive default electricity service from their utilities into a single, bulk-buying group and may require a greater percentage of renewable energy content than the mandatory percentage set by Massachusetts’ renewable portfolio standard (RPS).(read more)
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