LOWELL —The proportion of green energy used by the average Lowell resident is poised to increase this October.
City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a Community Choice Aggregation agreement that increases the portion of green energy purchased through the program by 45 percent.
This is in addition to the state required 14 percent, meaning if all goes well, come October, 59 percent of energy bulk purchased by the city will be renewable.
Energy Manager Katherine Moses said the agreement needs to be brokered then finalized by City Manager Eileen Donoghue before taking effect.
According to Moses, at the current market rate, the agreement would equal a $6 per month cost savings for the average Lowell resident, someone who uses just over 500 kilowatt hours per month.
"The market right now has the opportunity to really increase our renewable content while also helping to save for our residents and business," Moses said. (read more)
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