The Cambridge Community Electricity Program is a City electricity aggregation program that supports the development of local renewable energy projects. The program also offers the potential for savings compared with Eversource’s Basic Service prices (though savings cannot be guaranteed), and it provides a City-vetted alternative to Eversource’s Basic Service and to other electricity offers in the marketplace.

Important program news:

The Cambridge Community Electricity Program will offer New Fixed Prices and Renewable Energy Options for Residents and Businesses
The Program is entering a new two-year contract period with Direct Energy Services LLC (Direct Energy) resulting in new fixed electricity prices starting in January 2024. While new program prices will be higher than current prices due to market conditions, Cambridge has used its purchasing power to secure prices that are lower than Eversource’s upcoming residential Basic Service price, though future savings compared with Eversource cannot be guaranteed. Residential and commercial account holders will also now have three electricity options that vary in price and renewable energy content.

See the new prices.
Read the official announcement from the City of Cambridge.

Choose the electricity option that is right for you

The Cambridge Community Electricity Program offers three choices so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Need help deciding or want to switch your option? Call 1-844-379-9934 or submit a request online.  

Learn more about program options and pricing


All new electricity accounts in Cambridge will be eligible for automatic enrollment in the Cambridge Community Electricity Program on a periodic basis and after receiving a notice by mail from the City. You may also choose to enroll online or with a phone call. Learn more.

Compare the cost

Use this online calculator to compare the Cambridge Community Electricity Program prices with the most recent 12-month average of Eversource’s Basic Service prices and see the greenhouse gas emissions impact of opting up to the 100% Green Plus option.

How it works

A municipal electricity aggregation is a group electricity purchasing program. Participating in the Cambridge Community Electricity Program will change your electricity supplier and the price Eversource uses to calculate the Supply charge on your electric bill, but participating will not replace Eversource as your electric utility. Learn more.



Make sure you’re enrolled

The Cambridge Community Electricity Program is integrated into your existing Eversource electric bill. Check your bill. If the supplier listed is Cambridge Comm Elec Direct Energy, then you’re enrolled.

View an example Eversource bill to learn:

  • Where the Cambridge Community Electricity Program appears on your bill
  • How to use your bill to figure out which program option you are enrolled in

Protect your Eversource account number

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

Get more information:

Download and read A Brief Guide to Residential Competitive Electric Supply in Massachusetts
from the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell:
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