In early 2016, the Town of Fairhaven joined 24 other communities to launch a community electricity aggregation (CEA) program designed to provide residents and businesses with competitive choice, long-term price stability, and reduced electricity rates. Future savings cannot be guaranteed since future Eversource Basic Service Rates are unknown. Also known as municipal electricity aggregation, the program relies on bulk-purchasing methods that generate economies of scale, resulting in reduced electricity supply costs for participating Eversource account holders. The program was renewed with Public Power, LLC and ran for 36 months beginning September 2018 through January 2021 at a rate of 10.430 cents/kWh.
In January 2021, Fairhaven CEA changed electricity suppliers from Public Power to Constellation NewEnergy.
The new default program rate is 10.865 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) fixed for 35 months (January 2021 through December 2023) and now includes 10% more local renewable energy certificates than required by the Commonwealth. Fairhaven CEA will also offer two optional electricity rates with more renewable energy certificates than required by state law and one option that only meets the renewable energy requirements.
No action is needed to remain in the program on the new default option (Local Green 10%). If you prefer a higher or lower percentage of clean energy, visit the program website masscea.com/Fairhaven/#enroll or call Constellation NewEnergy at 833-461-0813. More information about the program can be found on the website as well: masscea.com/Fairhaven
Sample form to change your electricity option to the lower amount of renewable energy, the amount equivalent to Eversource Basic Service, while still receiving the benefits of participating in the electricity aggregation program and keeping your electricity rate fixed.
If you have questions about the program, you can contact Town Hall at 508-979-4023 or you can contact Good Energy directly and leave a message with your name and phone number at 844-627-7232. A representative will call you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.
More infomation on the Fairhaven Electricity Program. More information from Good Energy, the energy consultant, regarding the status of the program. Good Energy provided information on renewing the program in a March 2, 2020 presentation and an April 9, 2020 presentation. There are also different levels of renewable energy options that are able to be included in the next contract. More information about local renewable energy options.