Why is the program an Opt Out program, instead of an Opt In?

The law requires that the CEA program give all eligible participants at least 30 days to opt-out before the program starts, and once it starts participants can opt-out any time without penalty. Anyone that does not elect to opt-out will be automatically enrolled in the program. The purpose of the opt-out design is to build a large enough group of participants to provide economies of scale for competitive  bidding. In this way, the CEA program can give residents and small businesses access to the same kind of buying power as many of the largest electricity users.

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1. What is the Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) program?
2. When does the CEA program start?
3. What are the prices for electricity in the CEA program?
4. What options will be offered in the CEA program?
5. What part of my electricity bill will be affected? Will delivery charges increase?
6. Who do I call if there is a power outage?
7. Who sends me the electricity bill?
8. How will my solar or utility discount benefits be impacted?
9. Can I benefit from the CEA program without paying for any additional renewable energy?
10. How do I leave (opt out) the program?
11. What happens if I move to a new address in Town?
12. Where is the renewable energy coming from?
13. How can I learn more about the program?
14. What are the program benefits?
15. Who may participate in the program? How do I sign up? Do I have to sign a contract?
16. Why is the program an Opt Out program, instead of an Opt In?
17. How was the renewable energy percentage chosen?
18. How is this program different from the electricity solicitation letters I receive in the mail or even my phone?