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 the Power Choice Standard option, which is the least-expensive offering in the program. If you want to receive all of your electricity from renewable sources, you can choose the Power Choice Green option for a small premium. Examples of renewable energy sources include the sun and the wind.

Graphic showing the two options and their prices.

Learn more about program options and prices.


New electricity accounts in Bellingham will be eligible for automatic enrollment in Bellingham Power Choice. Automatic enrollment occurs on a periodic basis and only after you receive a notice in the mail from the Town. You may also choose to enroll online or with a phone call. 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 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.


Diagram describing how Bellingham Power Choice works.

Example electric bill

Bellingham Power Choice is integrated into your existing electric bill. To find the program on your bill and 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, 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.