The Department of Public Utilities will conduct a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the City’s filing using Zoom videoconferencing on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. More details available in the Notice of Hearing here.
Attendees can join by entering the link, https://zoom.us/j/94516367070, from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. For audio-only access to the hearings, attendees can dial in at (646) 558-8656 (not toll free) and then enter the Meeting ID# 945 1636 7070.
JANUARY 15, 2021. The City of Beverly is pleased to announce the Beverly Community Electric program. The program will be a municipal electricity aggregation, which is a type of electricity purchasing program for Beverly residents and businesses. In launching Beverly Community Electric, Beverly will join nearly 150 other cities and towns in Massachusetts with similar programs.
Beverly Community Electric will allow the City to use our collective buying power to take a big step toward our sustainability goals and provide affordable, renewable electricity to Beverly community members. The program will provide new choices that give electricity customers greater control over the cost and environmental impact of the electricity they use. Though the program will not be able to guarantee savings, the City is committed to working toward competitive and stable prices.
Before launching the program, the City must develop an Aggregation Plan and submit it to state regulators for review and approval. To ensure the public has an opportunity to be a part of developing this program, the City is making its draft Aggregation Plan available for review and comment before beginning that regulatory review process.
The draft Aggregation Plan for Beverly Community Electric will be available for public review and comment from January 15 until February 5, 2021. Those interested in reviewing the plan can download it from the City of Beverly website (beverlyma.gov), and a hard copy of the draft plan will be available from the Welcome Desk at City Hall (191 Cabot Street). Beverly residents and business owners are encouraged to review the plan and submit written comments to 191 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915 (Attn: Sustainability) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments sent by mail must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed.
An overview of the plan will be presented at a virtual public information session on January 20 at 6:30 PM. Information for participating can be found at the City of Beverly calendar here: https://www.beverlyma.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=303. Anyone who requires an ASL interpreter for this event should submit their request to support@BeverlyCommunityElectric.com by January 18.
For additional information about Beverly Community Electric and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the new program website at BeverlyCommunityElectric.com or call customer support with the City’s program consultants at 1-833-350-1631.