Your options

Bellingham Power Choice includes two options:

  • Power Choice Standard (default / automatic enrollment): New participants will be automatically enrolled in Power Choice Standard, which provides the minimum amount of electricity from renewable resources required by state law.
  • Power Choice Green (option available by request): Power Choice Green lets you choose 100% renewable energy and also make a local impact. Not only do you receive 100% of your electricity from renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, you also receive all of your electricity from within the New England region (100% MA Class I RECs). Your choice helps to build demand for more renewable energy on our local power grid.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all electricity supply products include a minimum of 58% from renewable or clean energy resources in 2023. Power Choice Standard meets that requirement, and Power Choice Green exceeds that requirement. Visit the Resources page to download the most recent electricity generation disclosure label.

Electricity supplier: Bellingham’s current electricity supplier is NextEra Energy Services.

Power Choice Standard

10.755 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts***

NEW 20.862 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts***

PRICE TERM December 2020 – December 2022 meter reads December 2022 – December 2023 meter reads
RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTENT

From “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law
20% 20% – 2022
22% – 2023
Additional renewable or clean energy, required by state law 31% 31% – 2022
36% – 2023
EXIT TERMS Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Power Choice Standard

Not enrolled in the program yet? Learn about enrollment.

 

Power Choice Green

13.863 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts***

NEW – 24.662 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts***

PRICE TERM December 2020 – December 2022 meter reads December 2022 – December 2023 meter reads
RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTENT**

From “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs)

 

100%

 

100%

From “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), added by Bellingham 80% 80% – 2022
78% – 2023
From “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law 20% 20% – 2022
22% – 2023
Additional renewable or clean energy, required by state law 31% 31% – 2022
36% – 2023
EXIT TERMS Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt up to Power Choice Green

Not enrolled in the program yet? Learn about enrollment.

* Prices for Power Choice Standard and Power Choice Green include a $0.001/kWh administrative fee. Program prices could increase as a result of a change in law that results in a direct, material increase in costs during the term of the electricity supply agreement. Program prices apply only to the electricity supply portion of your National Grid electric bill or Eversource electric bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electric bill or Eversource electric bill are not affected by Bellingham Power Choice.

** Power Choice Green provides 100% of your electricity from MA Class I-eligible renewable energy projects. To achieve this, the program buys the minimum amount of MA Class I RECs required by law each year plus the additional amount needed to reach 100%. However, Bellingham’s electricity supplier must also purchase other renewable or clean energy to meet state requirements. As a result, the total renewable content for Power Choice Green exceeds 100%.

*** Some large commercial accounts may not be eligible for program pricing at the time of enrollment and may instead be offered market pricing. Visit the FAQ page for more information.

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE:  33.891 ¢/kWh residential
 32.287 ¢/kWh commercial
 28.455 ¢/kWh industrial
Renewable energy content Meets minimum state renewable energy requirements. That means:

  • 20% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) to meet minimum state requirements in 2022 and 22% in 2023.
  • 31% from a mix of other renewable or clean energy sources located in the New England region to meet additional state requirements in 2022 and 36% in 2023.
  • 49% from other energy sources such as natural gas- and oil-fired power plants in 2022 and 42% in 2023.
Price term November 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023, for residential and commercial accounts. November 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023, for industrial accounts.

National Grid’s fixed Basic Service prices change every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts. View the current Basic Service prices.

Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge. However, industrial customers only (rates G-2 and G-3) on the fixed-price Basic Service option may receive a billing adjustment, which may be either a credit or a charge.
EVERSOURCE’S BASIC SERVICE: 17.871 ¢/kWh residential
17.827 ¢/kWh small business
30.127 ¢/kWh large business
Renewable energy content Meets minimum state renewable energy requirements. That means:

  • 20% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) to meet minimum state requirements in 2022 and 22% in 2023.
  • 31% from a mix of other renewable or clean energy sources located in the New England region to meet additional state requirements in 2022 and 36% in 2023.
  • 49% from other energy sources such as natural gas- and oil-fired power plants in 2022 and 42% in 2023.
Price term July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022, for residential and small business accounts.

October 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022, for large business accounts.

Eversource’s fixed Basic Service prices change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for large business accounts. View the current Basic Service prices.

Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge. However, large C&I (rates G-3, T-2, and WR) and street lighting customers on the fixed-price Basic Service option may receive a billing adjustment, which may be either a credit or a charge.