A government funded "micro grid" may soon be competing with National Grid to distribute electricity to select spots in the City and the Town of Watertown. This was a concept pushed a couple years back and seems to have steam again.
It's called economic development as it could provide cheaper power to chosen parcels.
Of course for the big utility, seeing a handful of large users cherry picked doesn't fit with their economy of scale model.
Grid had been granted exclusive distribution in the city under it's franchise/power buy agreement that extends another 15 years. Whether a micro grid program changes that had been a subject of conversation. This report lists JCC as part of the plan. The college is located in the City.