Advocate Staff Report
As energy costs are slated to rise substantially in the coming months, Mayor Brian Arrigo is taking several measures to educate residents and offer them ways to save on utility bills.
The City of Revere is currently gathering educational materials from the state and the Mass Save program to provide residents with some ways to cut back on their energy expenses this coming winter. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend informational sessions for those interested in purchasing electricity from a competitive supplier. These sessions will also provide residents with some tips on how to avoid scams associated with energy suppliers.
At the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday, October 17, Mayor Arrigo will seek approval from the City Council to establish a community electricity aggregation program similar to what many other surrounding communities have in place. “We are working diligently to help our residents through these unprecedented energy rate increases,” said Mayor Arrigo, “and having our own electricity aggregation program will provide our residents with more options and offer reliable competition.”
Establishing a municipal aggregation program requires approval by the City Council and from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities – a process that will take several months to complete. In the meantime, stay up to date by subscribing to regular updates and the Revere weekly newsletter at www.revere.org/connect.