Sustainable Sharon Coalition
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Sharon voters pass a 3 year moratorium on the installation of artificial turf in the Town of Sharon, allowing time to study the environmental and financial implications of artificial turf, either of which could be substantial. Read More.
Coming in 2021
The Town of Sharon has an electricity aggregation program called Sharon Power Choice. The program plan, which was recently approved by the state Department of Public Utilities, is scheduled to be implemented in the beginning of 2021.
The program provides an opportunity for Sharon to increase the amount of renewable energy in the community’s electricity supply.
With the program, the Town will use the bulk buying power of the community to provide:
Greener electricity: The program will include options to buy electricity with more renewable content than Eversource provides. (Massachusetts law requires that a minimum amount of renewable energy be included in all electricity sold in the state to retail customers.) The Town’s program will have options for 100% renewables and an enhanced share of renewables
Consumer protections: The competitive procurement process will ensure a Town-vetted alternative to commercial electricity supply offers that customers may be receiving in the mail or by phone. There will be no hidden costs or other hidden provisions.
Participating and opting out
All Eversource Basic Service customers (electricity customers who have not signed a contract with an electricity supplier) will be automatically enrolled. If you have already signed a contract with an electricity supplier, you will not be automatically enrolled, but can opt into the program if you wish.
Participation is not required. You may opt out of the program before being enrolled and any time after enrollment with no fee or penalty.
Please visit the Sharon Power Choice website for further details and timelines.