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Important program news: 

Bellingham Power Choice prices will change in December 2022. The change is because the Town’s current long-term contract with the program’s electricity supplier, NextEra Energy Services, is coming to an end, and a new contract will go into effect.

Electricity prices are higher now than they were when the Town signed the current contract. As a result, Bellingham Power Choice participants will see their prices increase, but the new prices will be lower than National Grid’s upcoming winter Basic Service price. Eversource’s winter Basic Service prices are not yet available. They will be posted to BellinghamPowerChoice.com when they are available.

Read the official announcement from the Town of Bellingham
See the new prices

Bellingham Power Choice is a Town electricity aggregation program that gives Bellingham residents and businesses a Town-vetted alternative to utility Basic Service pricing and to other electricity supply offers in the marketplace.

Program participants receive long-term, stable electricity supply pricing and consumer protections. In addition, the program offers the potential for savings compared with utility Basic Service prices. (However, because utility Basic Service prices change and future prices are not known, savings cannot be guaranteed.)

Two consumer-friendly electricity choices

Bellingham Power Choice offers two program options. As a new participant, you will be automatically enrolled in Power Choice Standard and will receive the minimum amount of electricity from renewable sources required by state law. (Examples of renewable energy sources include the sun and the wind.) If you want to receive all of your electricity from renewable sources, and you are willing to pay a bit more for it, you can choose the Power Choice Green option for a small premium.

Power Choice Standard 20.862 ¢/kWh default. Power Choice Green 24.662 ¢/kWh option.

Learn more about program options and prices.

Participate

All new electricity accounts in Bellingham will be eligible for automatic enrollment in Bellingham Power Choice within a few months of being opened. If your account is eligible for automatic enrollment, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Town. Or you may choose to enroll. Learn about enrolling.

Compare the cost

Use this online calculator to compare the program price with the most recent 12-month average of your utility’s Basic Service prices and to see the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by opting up to the Power Choice Green option. Or you can compare program prices with your utility’s current 6-month Basic Service price.

How it works

A municipal electricity aggregation is a group electricity purchasing program. Participating in Bellingham Power Choice will change your electricity supplier and the price your electric utility uses to calculate the Supply charges on your electric bill, but participating will not replace National Grid or Eversource as your electric utility. How aggregation works.

 

Example electric bill

Bellingham Power Choice is integrated into your existing electric bill in just a few key places. To learn more about how to find the program on your bill and how to figure out which program option you are enrolled in:

Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while Bellingham Power Choice offers the potential for savings when compared with your utility’s Basic Service prices, there is no guarantee of savings. This is because National Grid’s and Eversource’s prices change every 6 months for residential and commercial customers and every 3 months for industrial customers, and their future prices are unknown.

Protect your electricity account number

National Grid and Eversource will never knock on your door or call you to talk about your electric bill.
Only provide your electricity account number if you are ready to change your electricity supplier.