Community Aggregation, or Community Operation? Your Electric Bill Could Hang in the Balance

When it comes to your electric bill, consumers looking to change utilities, or use different sources of power, face limited choices. To provide somewhat of an alternative, as well meet consumer demand for alternatives like solar and wind, many states have opted to allow local governments to purchase electricity directly, while still allowing utilities to control distribution, known as “community choice aggregation.” But a 2019 change in New Hampshire law opens the door for something else: Communities acting as their own utilities.  While utilities would still source and distribute power, local governments will pick the winners and the losers, removing […]