PITTSFIELD >> Following the recent City Council approval to become an aggregator of electricity, the city of Pittsfield has released a state required Aggregation Plan for community review.

The plan contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the city's proposed program which has been developed in consultation with the city's aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group Inc.

Municipal aggregation seeks to aggregate electric consumers in the city to negotiate lower rates for power supply. The purpose of this plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity.

The city is distributing the Aggregation Plan for public review and comment prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

The Aggregation Plan is available for a 30-day public review and comment through Tuesday, Feb. 2. An original hardcopy of the plan is available at the city clerk's office and at the Department of Community Development, both located within City Hall.

The plan may also be viewed and downloaded from the city's website at www.cityofpittsfield.org under the Hot Topics section.


Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the city clerk's office or submit written comments by email to jmcgrath@pittsfieldch.com or by postal mail to James McGrath, Department of Community Development, City Hall, Room 205, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The public is also invited to attend a meeting of the Pittsfield Green Commission at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the City Council chambers to hear more about the plan and to give testimony.

Information: McGrath at 413-499-9344.