Community Electricity Aggregation | Rhode Island
Improve the financial and environmental impact of electricity used by residents and businesses – at no cost to the municipal budget.
Provide electricity supply at competitive rates that are less volatile and can provide savings compared to National Grid’s default supply.
Provide your community with affordable access to cleaner energy. You’ll combat climate change and support the growth
of new renewable energy in Rhode Island.
Good Energy is the nation’s leading energy consultant. We have submitted and received approval for aggregation plans for Providence, Central Falls, South Kingstown and Barrington, plus we operate 44 Community Electricity Aggregation programs in Massachusetts, including the second largest buying group of its kind in the nation: a group of 25 cities and towns anchored around the south coast of Massachusetts.
Good Energy is ready to meet with you and your elected officials to help explore how aggregation can work for your municipality.
Two steps to start your CEA program
Authorize Aggregation by City or Town Council vote
Select Good Energy as Energy Consultant
Good Energy manages all aspects of CEA implementation, guided by your municipal decisions:
- Create an Aggregation Plan with Public Review Process
- Secure State regulatory approval for the Aggregation Plan
- Procure Electricity and Renewable Energy
- Launch public outreach and education campaign
- Enroll, Support Participants, Monitor the program
The City of Providence’s RFP results and contract with Good Energy are available for other Rhode Island communities to use.
More information about CEA programs is available in the Rhode Island Community Electricity Aggregation Program Primer (PDF).
Cities and Towns in Rhode Island are starting CEA programs
Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) allows cities and towns to provide residents and businesses with highly competitive electricity rates and expands access to local renewable electricity!
Providence, Central Falls, South Kingstown, and Barrington have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and plan to launch their programs in 2021. The four community Press Release about the approval is available.
Good Energy is working with Portsmouth and Newport to submit their plans to the PUC for approval this year.
RI’s largest electricity buying group is forming
Six cities and towns are working with Good Energy create a combined buying power of over 80,000 households. Each municipality in the buying has it’s own distinct program and makes its own decisions about the types of electricity options their CEA offers.
Get started today!
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1Disclaimer: A goal of the CEA program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s standard offer service rate which changes every three months for industrial customers and every six months for residential and small commercial customers. The Aggregation program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future standard offer service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.