Program Timeline

Timeline for program development and the approval process followed all steps required by State statute, including local authorization, public review, and approval by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. Follow the Portsmouth Community Electricity Program’s progress with the table below.

  • June 22, 2020: Town Council voted in favor of creating the Portsmouth Community Electricity Program (called Community Choice Aggregation at the time). In June 2020, the Town selected Good Energy, L.P. as the consultant to assist in developing and managing the Program. 

  • June through July of 2020: Town worked to develop a draft Aggregation Plan, including the program’s goals, organization, and operation.

  • July 27, 2020: Town made the draft Aggregation Plan available for public review starting on July 27, 2020, and held a public hearing on August 11, 2020. The draft Aggregation Plan was amended based on public input and comments received during the review.

  • August 11, 2020: Town Council voted to approve the Aggregation Plan.

  • September 23, 2021: Plan has been approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in docket number 5169.