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, consumer protections, and the potential for savings (though savings cannot be guaranteed). The program also offers the option to receive all of your electricity from renewable sources.

Consumer-friendly electricity choices

Bellingham Power Choice offers two program options. As a new participant, you will be automatically enrolled in Power Choice Standard for 10.755 ¢/kWh. You 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.) But 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 instead for 13.863 ¢/kWh. To choose Power Choice Green, contact customer support at any time.

Learn more about program options and prices.


All new electricity accounts in Bellingham be automatically enrolled in Bellingham Power Choice within a few months of being opened, unless they choose to opt out. (You will receive a letter in the mail before being automatically enrolled with program information.) If you are not currently enrolled and wish to enroll, you may 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 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 electricity bill, but participating will not replace National Grid or Eversource as your electric utility. How aggregation works.


Diagram showing an electricity supplier, the utility, and the town of Bellingham

Example electricity bill

Bellingham Power Choice is integrated into your existing electricity 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 price, 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 electricity bill.
Only provide your electricity account number if you are ready to change your electricity supplier.