Municipal Aggregation Plan

A municipal aggregation plan would enable the Town of Hopkinton to purchase sustainably produced electricity at negotiated group rates. Residents, business owners, and the town itself would be expected to enjoy slightly lower electrical bills and the town would move significantly closer to net zero carbon emissions, however the rate reduction is not a guarentee, even though reductions have been the norm in th past. Those receiving their bills from Eversource would continue to do so; only the rate would change. Nearly all of the towns surrounding Hopkinton have already implemented such plans.

In 2013 the voters at Annual Town Meeting authorized the Select Board to investigate the possibility of entering into a municipal aggregation plan. The Select Board reviewed a proposal in 2016 and decided not to move forward. We have taken note of the concerns expressed at that time and expect to be able to present a more suitable plan.

We welcome input from other town departments, boards, and committees as well as residents and business owners.