Example National Grid bill

Your National electricity bill is calculated by adding two charges together:

  • Delivery services charges – The cost to deliver electricity to you, maintain the poles and wires, and address power outages.
  • Supply services charges – The cost of the electricity you use.

Delivery services:

The list of delivery services charges appears on the first page of your bill a the first set of charges you see. Delivery services charges are not impacted by your participation in Beverly Community Electric. These charges are regulated.

Delivery charge portion of a National Grid bill with delivery charges circled


To find Beverly Community Electric on your bill, you will move past the delivery services charges and look for supply services charges.

Supply services:

The second part of your bill is supply services. It typically appears on the bottom of the first page or at the top of the second page of your bill. Supply services charges are impacted by your participation in Beverly Community Electric. As a participant in Beverly Community Electric, you will see two changes in the supply services part of your National Grid electricity bill:

  1. Beverly’s electricity supplier will be listed on your bill as your electricity supplier.
  2. National Grid will use a Beverly Community Electric price to calculate the supply services charges on your electricity bill instead of their own Basic Service price.
    • To find your supply price, look below the supplier information and find the row labeled Electricity supply. Look to the right to the math problem in parentheses. This is the calculation for your electricity supply charges.
    • The first number is your electricity supply price. When you have not signed a contract with an electricity supplier, this price is National Grid’s current Basic Service price. If you sign a private contract with an electricity supplier, this price is the price in your contract. If you participate in Beverly Community Electric, that price will be a Beverly Community Electric price.
    • The second number is the amount of electricity you used in the previous billing cycle.

Supply charge portion of National Grid electricity bill