Ashland Community Choice Power Supply Program
The Town of Ashland is pleased to announce that Verde Energy has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program (“Program”). Verde Energy, based in Norwalk, CT will provide electric power supply for all Basic Service consumers in Ashland. This letter is intended to tell you about this Program for electric power supply. In accordance with state law, it also informs you of your rights and options if you choose not to participate in the Program.
Ashland Community Choice Power Supply Program Rates
(Generation Services Charge)
May 2016 – May 2017 *
Residential $.08667 /kWh
Commercial/Streetlights $.08667 /kWh
Industrial $.08667 /kWh
*Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.
YOU WILL NOT NOTICE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICE. The only difference you will see is that Verde Energy will be printed under the “Generation Services Charge” section of your monthly bill. You will continue to receive one bill from Eversource Energy. You will continue to send your payments to Eversource Energy for processing. Eversource Energy will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to have all existing consumer rights and protections.
IF YOU RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION LETTER, you do not need to take any action to participate in the Program. All Basic Service consumers that have received the notification letter and have not opted-out will be enrolled in the Program.
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION LETTER, you may OPT-IN AT ANY TIME by either clicking the OPT-IN button to the right, filling out and submitting the form OR calling Verde at 800-241-0295.
ENROLLMENT CAN TAKE UP TO TWO BILLING CYCLES BEFORE TAKING EFFECT.
Periodically, the Program will send out a notification letter and opt-out card to any customer that is currently on Eversource Energy's Basic Service rate.
BUDGET PLAN OR ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME DELIVERY RATE CONSUMERS will continue to receive those benefits.
SOLAR PANEL CONSUMERS will continue to receive their net metering credits while benefiting from the lower rate.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN A COMPETITIVE SUPPLIER ON YOUR OWN you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Competitive Supplier. If you wish to leave that Competitive Supplier to be part of the Program, before opting-in, we suggest that you verify with that Competitive Supplier that they will not charge you any fees or penalties for leaving their supply service.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN A GREEN POWER SUPPLY OPTION ON YOUR OWN you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Green Power Supply.
IF YOU ARE A TAX EXEMPT SMALL BUSINESS CONSUMER you must send a copy of your Energy Exemption Certificate directly to Verde Energy USA at 101 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT 06851 in order to maintain your tax exempt status.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM you may: 1) Opt-out and continue paying Eversource Energy's Basic Service rate; or 2) Opt-out and choose your own Competitive Supplier (if one is available to you).
HOW TO OPT-OUT Within 30 days of receipt of the notification letter, fill out, sign, and return the enclosed postage paid card OR click the OPT-OUT button to the right, then fill out and submit the form.
ANY TIME AFTER ENROLLMENT you can still opt-out with NO PENALTY CHARGE. It may take a couple of billing cycles before you are back on Eversource Energy’s Basic Service. You may submit an opt-out form by clicking the OPT-OUT button to the right OR call Verde Energy at 800-241-0295 and ask to be placed on Eversource Energy's Basic Service.
IF YOU FAIL TO PAY YOUR BILL IN A TIMELY MANNER consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts law, you may be switched back to the Eversource Energy's Basic Service.
THE ASHLAND COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY PROGRAM HAS NO PENALTY CHARGES WHETHER YOU ARE OPTING-OUT OR OPTING-IN.