The proposed plan DOES NOT change electric service companies. Under the plan National Grid REMAINS in charge of all the wires and equipment that supplies electricity to your home. The ONLY thing that the plan changes is that it allows the town to bid on the SOURCE of your electrical supply. Right now National Grid PICKS THAT SUPPLIER FOR YOU. You now have the option to shop for your own supplier. In the Plan, the Town, by RI State Law, is allowed to band together as a group of potential customers to gain a much better electric rate than National Grid can get. The August 11 public hearing was ONLY to submit the Town plan to the RI Public Utilities Commission for review. After the PUC approves the Plan, our expert consultant will help us craft a Request for Proposals, to go out to "bid" for electricity supply and then there are additional public hearings to review and approve the final plan. Your Electric Service Company will remain as National Grid under ANY final CCA plan. Even after the final plan is approved, each residence will be provided a post card, web site and phone number to "Opt Out" of the plan and return either to the National Grid designated provider or you can switch to your own chosen power provider.