Timeline for the program development and approval process will follow all steps required by the State statute including local authorization, public review, and approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Follow the program’s progress with the table below.
May 2021: Town Meeting voted to authorize the Town Administrator to investigate and develop a Community Electricity program. Through a competitive process, the Town of Medfield selected Good Energy as a consultant to assist in developing and managing the program.
December 2021: The Town is developing a draft Aggregation Plan including the program’s goals, organization and operation.
December 2021 – January 2022: The draft Aggregation Plan will be made available for public review for a minimum of 2 weeks, followed by a public hearing.
Winter 2022 – The Medfield Select Board will vote on the plan, which will include all comments received during the public review period.
Winter 2022 – Following the public review process, the Town of Medfield will submit the Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for consultation.
Winter 2022 – Following the approval by the Medfield Select Board and the Department of Energy Resources, the Town will submit the Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval.
Spring 2023 (tentative) – Approval from the DPU. Currently, there is no requirement for the DPU to approve Aggregation Plans within a certain timeframe, therefore, Spring 2023 is an estimate.
Summer 2023 (tentative) – Upon approval by the DPU, Medfield will monitor the market and identify the appropriate time to run a competitive bid for electricity supply. Upon selection of an electricity supplier, Medfield will implement an extensive education and outreach campaign to make residents and businesses aware of the upcoming program launch and their choice to participate in the program or leave before it starts (opt out). Participants can also opt out any time after the program has begun without penalty or fee of any kind.