Community Electricity

Community Choice Electricity (CCE) Program (Formerly called "Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)" )

Frequently Asked Questions

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Town Resolution (June 22, 2020)

The Portsmouth Town Council passed a resolution that authorized the Town Administrator to research and Develop a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program to pursue programs that offer an opportunity to lower electrical energy costs to individual consumers and allow for selection of renewable sources for electrical energy pursuant to authority provided in Rhode Island General Law Section 39-3-1.2.

The resolution further directs that the town review and consider the program being pursued by other RI municipalities to pursue the potential of increasing the collective bulk purchasing power.

Consultant Agreement with Good Energy

Portsmouth has entered into an agreement with a consultant (Good Energy) assist the Town in the preparation of a CCA Program including the following issues.  (Click Here for details of the Agreement) 

Portsmouth Community Electricity Plan

On July 27, 2020, the Portsmouth Town Council Reviewed the proposed Portsmouth Community Aggregation Plan.

Public Hearing Conducted  August 11, 2020

A Public Hearing was held on August 11, 2020 which allowed the the plan will be sent to the RI Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review. Due to COVID the plan review by the PUC was delayed.

Plan Overview 

Click here for a Portsmouth Community Choice Energy Plan Overview

Download the Entire Plan

Click Here to download the entire Portsmouth Community Energy Plan June 2021 .

Expected Schedule

An update was provided to the Town Council in June 2021.

The RI Public Utilities Commission has set the following schedule (Docket No. 5169)

Public Hearing - Held August 10, 2021

Intervenor Position - Completed August 27, 2021

Division's Position - Completed September 9, 2021

Reply by Portsmouth (if any) - Completed September 16, 2021

PUC Decision - In process as of October 1, 2021.  Additional comments due to PUC October 20, 2021

Questions or Comments?

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Contact us.

Call or email Rich Talipsky (rtalipsky@portsmouthri.com , 401-643-0382)