Community Source Power Supply Program Rate Change Notification

THE TOWN OF COLRAIN'S
COMMUNITY CHOICE POWER SUPPLY PROGRAM
RATE INCREASE NOTIFICATION

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As the result of a change in law, the Town of Colrain's previously published aggregation rates
effective with the January 2021 meter reads will increase by $0.00102 per kWh. This applies to both the Standard Product
(increasing from $0.09243 per kWh to $0.09345 per kWh) and the Optional Green Product (increasing from $0.09331 per
kWh to $0.09433 per kWh). The new rates will be fixed through the remainder of the term, ending January 2024.

WHAT IS A CHANGE IN LAW AND HOW CAN IT RESULT IN A RATE INCREASE? A change in law is a regulatory event that
results in a direct, material increase in costs during the term of an electric power supply contract. In July 2020, the
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection finalized the Clean Energy Standard Expansion (CES-E), which
requires retail suppliers to annually demonstrate the use of clean energy to generate a specified percentage of their
electricity sales. This expanded purchase obligation resulted in unexpected supplier costs, which in turn resulted in a rate
increase effective with the January 2021 meter reads. [For more information on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Standard,
please visit
mass.gov/guides/clean-energy-standard-310-cmr-775].

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE RATE INCREASE? Given average usage of 600 kWh per month, the new aggregation rates
represent an increase of $0.61 per month versus the previously published rates for both the Standard Product and the
Optional Green Product. [For a per kWh comparison against Eversource's Basic Service rates effective January 1, 2021,
please see the
NEW RATES AND TERMS chart below.]

For questions about the rate increase or your options, please call Colonial Power Group at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.

The Town of Colrain is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services ("Dynegy") has been selected as the supplier for
its Community Choice Power Supply Program ("Program"). Dynegy will provide electric power supply for all consumers
participating in Colrain's Program. This notice is intended to tell you about this Program for electric power supply. In
accordance with state law, it also informs you of your rights and options if you choose not to participate in the Program.

YOU WILL NOT NOTICE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICE. You will see Dynegy printed under the "Supplier
Services" section of your monthly bill. You will continue to receive one bill from Eversource. You will continue to send your
payments to Eversource for processing. Eversource will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the
distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to
have all existing consumer rights and protections.

NEW RATES AND TERMS

Colrain's Program*

Eversource

(Supplier Services Only)

(Supplier Services Only)

STANDARD

OPTIONAL

BASIC SERVICE

Rate

Residential

$0.09345 per kWh

$0.09433 per kWh

$0.10795 per kWh

Small C&I

$0.09345 per kWh

$0.09433 per kWh

$0.10067 per kWh

Medium & Large C&I

$0.09345 per kWh

$0.09433 per kWh

$0.10548 per kWh

Streetlight

$0.09345 per kWh

$0.09433 per kWh

$0.07341 per kWh

Renewable Energy
Content

Meets Massachusetts
renewable energy
requirements

100% National Wind
Renewable Energy
Certificates (RECs)

Meets Massachusetts renewable
energy requirements

Duration

January 2021

- January 2024

January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

[Rates apply to service beginning and
ending on the days of the month that your
meter is read in your service area.]

[Residential, Small C&I and Streetlight rates
change every 6 months. Medium & Large
C&I rate changes every 3 months.]

Exit Terms

NO CHARGE

May receive a reconciliation charge or credit

[Large C&I only]

*Rate includes Consultant Fee of $0.001 per kWh to facilitate Colrain's Community Choice Power Supply Program.

*Rate may increase as a result of a change in law that results in a direct, material increase in costs during the term of the contract.

PARTICIPATING CONSUMERS will start benefiting from the aggregation rate beginning on the day of the month in January
2021 that their meter is read. This date varies by service area. Your meter reading date is shown on your bill.

IF YOU ARE A BASIC SERVICE CONSUMER WHO HAS BEEN MAILED A NOTIFICATION you do not need to take any action to
participate. You will be automatically enrolled. If you do not wish to participate, please follow the instructions specified.

OPTIONAL GREEN PRODUCT - You may OPT-IN to the 100% National Wind RECs product at any time by visiting
colonialpowergroup.com/colrain or calling Dynegy at (866) 220-5696 and asking to be enrolled.

BUDGET PLAN OR ELIGIBLE LOW-INCOME RATE CONSUMERS will continue to receive those benefits from Eversource.

SOLAR PANEL AND COMMUNITY SOLAR CONSUMERS will continue to receive net metering or on-bill credits while
receiving electricity supply under the Program and the value of these credits will not be altered by participating in the
Program.

ANY APPLICABLE TAXES WILL BE BILLED as part of the Program's power supply charge. You will be responsible for
identifying and requesting an exemption from the collection of taxes by providing appropriate documentation.

TAX EXEMPT SMALL BUSINESS CONSUMERS must send, email or fax a copy of their Energy Exemption Certificate directly
to Dynegy Energy Services Attn: Customer Care at P.O. Box 650764, Dallas, TX 75265 or Salestax geotax@vistraenergy.com
(email) or (866) 257-1795 (fax) in order to maintain their tax exempt status.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM you may OPT-IN at colonialpowergroup.com/colrain OR call Dynegy at (866) 220-
5696 and ask to be enrolled. If you are currently contracted with your own Competitive Supplier, you should confirm with
them that you will not incur any early termination fees or penalties for leaving their supply.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT at colonialpowergroup.com/colrain, click the OPT-OUT button
and follow the instructions specified
OR call Dynegy at (866) 220-5696.

TO ACCESS EVERSOURCE'S BASIC SERVICE RATES pl ease visit:

Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always
be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against
Eversource Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.

Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Colrain to facilitate the
Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call us toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.

Here are the PDFs of the above information Colrain Rate Increase Public Notice and the public notice that will run Thursday, 11/20, Recorder CIL Ad 11-20-2020.

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