Valley Green Energy
The communities of Amherst, Northampton, and Pelham are developing a plan for a consumer-friendly electricity program called Valley Green Energy. The program is an electricity aggregation, which is a kind of group electricity purchasing program that will allow the communities to use our collective buying power to take a big step toward increasing the amount of renewable energy in our electricity supply.
Through the program, residents and businesses across all three communities will have new choices and greater control over the cost and environmental impact of the electricity they use. Though Valley Green Energy will not be able to guarantee savings, the communities are committed to working toward competitive and stable prices.
June 1st begins the 30 day public comment period regarding the Valley Green Energy Program, public comments will be accepted until June 30th. We will deliver a virtual public presentation about the program to seek input from residents and businesses on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Click here for meeting details and joining instructions.
Valley Green Energy Documents:
- Draft Aggregation Plan (PDF)
- Draft Education & Outreach Plan (PDF)
- Exemplar Opt-Out Mailing Materials - Eversource (PDF)
- Exemplar Opt-Out Mailing Materials - National Grid (PDF)
- Model Electricity Supply Agreement (PDF)
Hard copies of these documents will be available for review at the Amherst Town Hall - 2nd Floor, Inspections Services window.
For additional information, including information about how aggregation works and about the program implementation process, visit the new Valley Green Energy website.
June 1st begins the 30 day public comment period regarding the Valley Green Energy Program, public comments will be accepted until June 30th. We encourage residents to provide comments on our proposed program. Please provide written comments on the program documents using the form below by June 30th.