Yes. Residents who have their own third-party supply contract and who therefore would not be included in the initial eligibility pool, but would like to join the SEA R-GEA, would have the opportunity to do so. Residents who move into their home after the start of the program and who therefore would not be included in the initial eligibility pool, but would like to join the SEA R-GEA, would also have the opportunity to opt-in to the program.
For customers with their own TPS contracts: If you currently have your own third-party supply contract but were considering terminating that contract and joining the SEA R-GEA program, it would be very important to first read your existing contracts very carefully, as there may be penalties for terminating the contract prematurely. Some third-party suppliers have automatic "rollover" provisions which renew your contract without affirmative consent or action from you. Please be sure to read your current agreement and if, after comparing your current deal to the SEA R-GEA program you decided to join the program, you would simply need to alert the third-party supplier that you wish to terminate service at the end of your contract term, and then contact the awarded SEA R-GEA supplier directly to opt-in to the SEA R-GEA program.
Please note that, if you have an existing contract with a supplier not affiliated with the SEA R-GEA program, neither the Energy Consultant nor the Village would be responsible for informing your existing supplier or terminating your agreement with them. However, if you have any difficulty with them, please let us know and we would try to help you resolve issues.