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Boston Buying Power

Boston Buying Power, as part of the City of Boston's continued effort to assist small businesses in innovative ways, was launched in early November 2008 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino designed to harness buying power for the small business sector through access to the deregulated energy market. Boston Buying Power allows small businesses to benefit from competitive electricity and natural gas rates negotiated by an outside broker on behalf of the purchasing group.

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    Mayor Menino Announces Boston Buying Power

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Department of Neighborhood Development Director Evelyn Friedman, Taylor Consulting and Contracting Chief Operating Officer Scott Stiner, and Model Hardware owner Bob Webber, at the announcement of Boston Buying Power in Allston Village.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is joining Boston Buying Power?
I like my utility service and/or deregulated supplier. Will I have to switch?
Where will I send my utility checks each month?
Are these guaranteed savings?
Who will I call when I have a problem?
Why should I join Boston Buying Power? Can’t I do this on my own?
This sounds almost too good to be true. What's the catch?
If there is no direct cost to my business to participate, how does Boston Buying Power pay for all these benefits?
What is meant by the "price-sensitive" and "time-sensitive" sections of the buying pool?
How is the City of Boston involved with this program?
What happens if NStar's or National Grid’s rates go down after the pool is activated?