City of Pittsfield's Municipal Aggregation Plan Available for Community Review

Following City Council approval to become an aggregator of electricity, the City of Pittsfield has released a state required Aggregation Plan for community review now through Feb. 2.  The plan contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the city’s proposed program which has been developed in consultation with the city’s aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc.

An original hardcopy of the plan is available at the City Clerk’s office and at the Department of Community Development, both located within City Hall.  The plan may also be viewed and downloaded from the city’s website at www.cityofpittsfield.org under the Hot Topics section.

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Pittsfield Green Commission 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 in the City Council chambers to learn more about the municipal aggregation program plan and provide testimony.

Municipal aggregation seeks to aggregate electric consumers in the city to negotiate lower rates for power supply. The purpose of this plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. Following public review and comment, the city will submit the plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

Additionally, any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the City Clerk’s office or submit written comments by e-mail to jmcgrath@pittsfieldch.com  or by mail to James McGrath, Department of Community Development, City Hall, Room #205, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

For more information, please contact James McGrath, Open Space and Natural Resource Program Manager at 413.499.9344.