Timeline for Malden’s Program development and approval process will follow all steps required by the State statute including local authorization, public review, and approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Follow the Program’s progress with the table below.
May 10, 2022: City Council voted to authorize the City departments to investigate and develop a Community Electricity program (see here). The City of Malden selected Good Energy, L.P. as a consultant to assist in developing and managing the program.
October to November 2022: The City developed a draft Aggregation Plan including the Program’s goals, organization and operation. Plan released for public review, including a public hearing on November 3, 2022.
November 2022: The City consulted with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to receive the required consultation letter.
November 29, 2022: The Malden City Council voted on to approve the plan, which included all comments received during the public review period.
December 7, 2022: Following the approval by the City Council and consultation with Department of Energy Resources, the City submitted the Aggregation Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for approval.
Upon approval by the DPU, Malden will monitor the market and identify the appropriate time to run a competitive bid for electricity supply and select an electricity supplier. The City is. never under obligation to select a supplier.
After selection of an electricity supplier, Malden will implement an extensive education and outreach campaign to make residents and businesses aware of the upcoming program launch and their choice to participate in the program or leave before it starts (opt out). Participants can also opt out any time after the program has begun without penalty or fee of any kind. Note: the Program does not yet have a launch date.