Retail Choice Advocates Present Petition From Over 1,000 Massachusetts Residents Opposing Pending Amendment Which Would End Electric Choice
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A petition signed by more than 1,000 Bay State residents was shared with Massachusetts lawmakers today urging the protection of the competitive electric market in Massachusetts.
Signers of the petition, distributed by Retail Energy Advancement League (REAL), oppose language in S. 2842 that would close the market to individual residential electric choice and force, at the end of their current contract, almost half a million Bay State households who have chosen a different energy supplier to use one of the three default utilities operating in Massachusetts.
Reconciliation of the Senate's S. 2842 and House's H. 4524, which does not include the retail choice prohibition, remains pending before a conference committee
REAL said that the number of Massachusetts customers who shop has grown every year. According to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, almost 500,000 residents chose a different supplier other than their default utility provider in 2021.
REAL shared the petition, comments from signatories, and a list of signatories on dropbox. The drop box link is available here (third party site: dropbox.com)