Municipal Aggregation, a Saving Grace for Franklin Electric Bills


We are taking a cue from Franklin Matters, which reminded readers yesterday that Franklin's Municipal Aggregation -- basically a group purchase of electricity -- will protect most residents from the sharp rise in electric rates expected to hit the state this winter.

The program is relatively unique -- dozens of communities have implemented similar program -- and came about through citizen suggestion and leadership of the Town Administrator, Jamie Hellen, who worked to implement it over a period of years. Fewer than 600 customers have opted out.

The current rates, effective through Nov. 20203, are $0.10725 / kWh. Much more information about the program and how to opt in (or 0ut) at

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