The Barrington Community Electricity program is announcing new winter electricity supply prices to go into effect beginning with the November meter read. The new prices are fixed for six months and will be adjusted to summer rates in May 2024. Current participants do not need to take any action to remain in the program and receive the new pricing for the product in which they are currently enrolled.
Most participants in Barrington’s program use “Barrington Standard” which provides more renewable energy than Rhode Island Energy’s Last Resort Service, and will still provide cost savings this winter. The additional renewable energy is sourced entirely from local Rhode Island projects, including the Narragansett Bay Commission wind turbines at Fields Point in Providence, solar in West Greenwich and additional wind turbines in Coventry.
See the table that shows the prices for residential customers compared to RI Energy. Prices for commercial and industrial customers can be found on the Program website at Barringtoncommunityelectricity.com. An FAQ is available as well.
Barrington is part of a group of seven municipalities who shared in launching the first municipal aggregation programs in Rhode Island.
In the first three months of the program, participants purchased more than 635 megawatt-hours of voluntary renewable energy, equivalent to displacing over 480,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. This equates to taking 195 gasoline-powered vehicles off the road since the program launched three months ago.
The vast majority of the Town’s residential and commercial electricity users enrolled in the program, and collectively participants saved more than $100,000 from May through July, while supporting new, renewable energy facilities here in Rhode Island. Savings upwards of $600,000 are expected by the end of the first six-month pricing term.
This is a Town-operated program open to all Barrington residents and businesses. To join, complete the enrollment form on the program website: Barringtoncommunityelectricity.com or call the program’s supplier, NextEra Energy Services Rhode Island, at (888) 387-1084. Participants may leave the program at any time without fees or penalties. Visit the program website to submit any questions via the program contact form: Barringtoncommunityelectricity.com.
Have questions about the changes? Join a Zoom info session on Wednesday, October 4th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM or on Monday, October 16th, 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Zoom links are available on Barringtoncommunityelectricity.com.
- Contributed by Good Energy