Lunenburg Community Choice Power Supply Program
The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to announce that it has selected Dominion Energy Solutions, Inc. as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Dominion will provide electric power supply for all Basic Service consumers in Lunenburg. The new price for Lunenburg consumers is $0.0775/kWh compared with Unitil's Basic Service rate of $0.07851/kWh. These prices are valid June-December 2013. The Program is projected to return over $30,000 to the local economy over the next six months. Rates will be monitored closely over the course of the summer and the beginning of the fall when new basic service rates will be set.
The Program allows local government to combine the purchasing power of its residents to achieve savings on electricity costs. In doing so, it creates competition among electricity suppliers which helps ensure competitive rates. Consumers are no longer “stuck” with the cost and fluctuation of Basic Service Rates because the Program offers them another option
YOU WILL NOT NOTICE ANY CHANGE. The only difference you will see is that Dominion Energy Solutions, Inc. will be printed under the “Supply Services” section of your monthly bill. You will continue to receive one bill from Unitil. You will continue to send your payments to Unitil for processing. Unitil will continue to 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.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION to participate in Lunenburg’s Community Choice Power Supply Program.
ALL BASIC SERVICE CONSUMERS will automatically be enrolled in the Program and start benefiting from the lower rate beginning on the day of the month in June 2013 that your meter is read. This date varies by service area. Your meter reading date is shown on your bill.
BUDGET PLAN OR ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME DELIVERY RATE CONSUMERS will continue to receive those benefits from Unitil.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN A COMPETITIVE SUPPLIER ON YOUR OWN You will not be enrolled in this Program. You will continue to get your electricity from that Competitive Supplier.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM you may: 1) Opt-out and continue paying Unitil’s Basic Service rate; or 2) Opt-out and choose your own Competitive Supplier (if one is available to you)
HOW TO OPT-OUT Opting out of the Community Choice Power Supply Program is easy. During the initial opt-out period, you may fill out the online Opt-Out Form or simply sign and return the postage paid reply card that you receive in the Consumer Notification mailing from your local government that describes the program. At 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 Unitil's Basic Service. If you choose to opt-out after the initial opt-out period, you may fill out the online Opt-Out Form OR call us toll-free at (866) 485-5858.
NEWLY ELIGIBLE CONSUMERS (for example, those who have recently moved into the community) will be notified by direct mail after turning on electric service with their local distributor. The mailing will detail all aspects of the Program and will contain instructions for opting out of the Community Choice Power Supply Program, should you choose to do so.
If you have any questions please call CPG at (508) 485-5858.