Request #19-237

I am requesting documents related to the purchase of renewable power for the Newton Power Choice program, in particular I am interested in contracting documents related to the power purchase agreement(s) and evaluation documents used to assess the proposals. 


July 11, 2019 via web







Point of Contact

Nick Read

Request Published Public
August 14, 2019, 3:23pm
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The City has finalized its review of your request for public records. A search of all public records in the custody and control of the City reveals that the attached documents are responsive to your request. Responding further, in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, the City refrains from producing additional documents due to the following objections and statutory exemptions:


M.G. L. c. 4, § 7 (26)(s): these documents contain “competitively-sensitive or other proprietary information provided in the course of activities conducted by a governmental body as an energy supplier …in the course of activities conducted as a municipal aggregator under section 134”. Disclosure of such information could “adversely affect the ability to conduct business in relation to other entities making, selling or distributing electric power and energy.”


There is no charge associated with this request. This completes the City’s response.


In accordance with the state regulations pertaining to public records, you have the right to appeal the response to your request for records to the Supervisor of Public Records pursuant to 950 CMR 32.08. 

August 14, 2019, 3:23pm
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
City of Newton and Direct Energy Services, LLC Competitive Electric Service Agreement. 11.27.18.pdf
August 14, 2019, 3:22pm
Department Assignment Public
July 11, 2019, 2:18pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
July 11, 2019, 2:18pm