Update on RPC's Electricity Supply Aggregation Program
In 2019, RPC will work with 8 municipalities, libraries, and school districts to form an aggregation to procure electricity from a competitive supplier. The anticipated timeline is to issue a RFP in early August, sign contracts in September, and begin taking supply in November.
The goal of the Rockingham Planning Commission Electricity Supply Aggregation is to purchase electricity as a group from a competitive supplier at a lower rate than each member could receive on its own. By purchasing as an aggregation, municipalities and school districts can offer electricity suppliers a larger demand than if they each tried to purchase electricity individually. The larger demand, in turn, allows suppliers to offer a better rate.
RPC serves as an aggregator to facilitate a bid process among competitive electricity suppliers licensed with the NH Public Utilities Commission. Each aggregation member signs its own contract with the supplier for a fixed electricity supply rate. Rates and contracts are identical for each member within a given electric distribution territory. Questions? Contact Tim Roache, Executive Director at 658-0518.