Public Information Session to be held on September 18th at 6 PM at Town of Dickinson Town Hall
9/6/2017

Town of Dickinson Explores Residential Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program

Program should help lower residential electricity rates and protect consumers from predatory marketers

At a public session to be held at Dickinson Town Hall on September 18th, residents of the Town of Dickinson can learn about Community Choice Aggregation, the new residential bulk electricity purchasing program.  The session will be held from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Dickinson Town Hall, 531 Old Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.  Residents are encouraged to bring their questions and electricity bills.

The Town Board passed a resolution to explore Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCA is a new opportunity in the state that allows cities, towns, and villages to pool the electricity accounts of residents and small businesses within their municipal boundaries. The bulk purchasing of electricity increases a consumer’s individual buying power, which should result in lower electricity rates for residents.

CCA Programs also help protect residents from bad energy deals. Additionally, communities have the power to customize their programs based on their values and priorities, such as sourcing renewable, ‘green’ energy.  Consumers who do not wish to participate in the program can opt-out, remaining with their current utility provider.

The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) was selected by the Town of Dickinson to fulfill the role of CCA Administrator, overseeing the creation, development, and implementation of the program. No taxpayer or government funds will be used in the creation or operation of the program.

Join representatives from MEGA and Town Board at the public education sessions on September 18th or visit megacca.org to learn more.