The Department of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing on Quincy’s aggregation plan (docket # 21-05) on Thursday, July 22 at 7pm on Zoom.
This plan would automatically raise the percentage of renewables in Quincy consumers’ electricity mix unless they opt out – and will be likely around the same price (or even cheaper) since it’s bought in bulk. QCAN encourages the DPU to move quickly to approve this plan. If DPU approves it within the next couple of months, the city’s consultant would put the electricity supply out to bid for a program start this winter, which is usually the best time to start a program due to seasonal market fluctuations.
You can attend the Zoom hearing on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7 PM via Zoom Meeting ID# 997 0553 2043. If you want to comment during the public hearing, please send an email by pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to email@example.com with your name, email address, and mailing address.
All written comments or other documents should be submitted to the Department in PDF format by e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. In addition, all written comments should be emailed to counsel for the City’s agent, Scott Mueller, Esq., at firstname.lastname@example.org. The text of the e-mail must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding (D.P.U. 21-05); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document. The e-mail must also include the name, title, and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing.
Green electricity aggregation is one of the most important things we can do as a city to reduce our carbon impact. Once it’s approved, QCAN will put in full effort, in collaboration with the city’s consultant Good Energy, to get our fellow residents to “opt up” to 100% renewables in their mix. It’s an issue we’ve been involved with since 2018.