DPU considers municipal aggregation

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A number of cities and towns are hoping to have more choices when it comes to buying electricity.

The Department of Public Utilities held a hearing Tuesday night in Northampton on the possibility of starting up a municipal aggregation program.

If it’s approved, it would allow dozens of cities and towns to go out and buy electricity in bulk.

Those in favor say it would save people money as well as open up their options.

“Well there’s more local choice, it gives people an additional option, anyone can participate but they can opt out of it if they don’t want to participate,” said Ann-Renee LaRouche, and energy specialist.

The Department of Public Utilities is expected to issue an ruling soon.

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