Welcome to Newton Power Choice, an electricity program from the City of Newton for Newton residents and businesses. By participating in Newton Power Choice, Newton residents and businesses help to drive the development of new renewable energy projects in the New England region by increasing demand for the renewable energy they produce.

By default, program participants purchase a higher amount of renewable energy certificates from new projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) than is required by state law, enough to align with 95% of their electricity use. This is the highest amount of MA Class I RECs purchased in a default program offering for any aggregation in Massachusetts.

The program also offers other options, which are available by request.

Cleaner electricity and consumer-friendly choices

Newton Power Choice offers three choices so you can choose the option that is right for you.

Learn about enrolling, or submit a request online to change your option.

Learn more about program options.

528 million fewer miles driven by passenger vehicles

From the program’s launch in March 2019 through December 2023, participants purchased enough renewable energy certificates to drive the reduction of approximately 455 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. To put this in context, 455 million pounds of CO2 translates roughly to 528 million fewer miles driven by passenger vehicles.


New electricity accounts in Newton will be eligible for automatic enrollment in Newton Power Choice 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 the online calculator to compare Newton Power Choice program prices with the most recent 12-month average of Eversource’s Basic Service prices and to see the greenhouse gas emissions impact of opting up to the 100% Green option.

How it works

A municipal electricity aggregation is a group electricity purchasing program. Participating in Newton Power Choice will change your electricity supplier and the price Eversource uses to calculate the Supply portion of your electric bill, but participating will not replace Eversource as your electric utility. How aggregation works.

Make sure you’re enrolled

Newton Power Choice is integrated into your existing Eversource electric bill. Check your bill. If the supplier listed is Direct Energy – Newton Power Choice, then you’re enrolled.

View an example Eversource bill to learn:

  • Where Newton Power Choice appears on your bill
  • How to use your bill to figure out which program option you are enrolled in

Price-change notifications

Standard (PDF)
100% Green (PDF)
Basic (PDF)

Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while Newton Power Choice offers the potential for savings when compared with Eversource’s Basic Service prices, there is no guarantee of savings. This is because Eversource’s prices change seasonally, and future Eversource prices are unknown.

Protect your Eversource account number

If you receive mail about an electricity offer, but you do not see the Newton Power Choice logo, the City Seal, or the Mayor’s name, the mail is NOT from the City program.

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.

Learn more about evaluating offers from electricity suppliers:

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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