Options & Pricing

Newton Power Choice offers three City alternatives to Eversource’s Basic Service and to other electricity supply offers in the marketplace. As a new participant in Newton Power Choice, you will be automatically enrolled in the Standard offering and receive 84% of your electricity from “premium” clean, renewable energy sources in the New England region. You also have two additional choices:

  • The 100% Green option for 100% clean, renewable electricity from “premium” sources in the New England region.
  • The Basic option for only the minimum amount of renewable electricity required by state law.

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Newton Power Choice, you will see Direct Energy listed as your electricity supplier on your Eversource electricity bill. See an example Eversource bill.

Electricity mix: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all electricity supply products include a minimum of 59.2% from renewable or clean energy resources in 2023. Newton Basic meets that minimum requirement. Newton Standard and Newton 100% Green exceed it. The program’s electricity supplier is required to provide an energy mix disclosure label that offers details about all of the sources of electricity provided. Visit the Resources page to download the most recent label.

Compare prices: Scroll down to compare Newton Power Choice prices with Eversource’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Newton Power Choice prices with Eversource’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

Standard

13.452 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts**

Price Term January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content 84% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs). That means 22% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements plus an additional 62% added voluntarily by the City of Newton.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to the Standard Offering

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

100% Green

14.357 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts**

Price term January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Includes 100% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt up to 100% Green

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

Basic

10.646 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts**
(NOTE: This is the basic option in Newton Power Choice. It is different from Eversource’s Basic Service.)

Price term January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 22% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt down to Basic

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

* Prices for the Standard Offering, 100% Green, and Basic include a $0.001 /kWh administration 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 Eversource electricity bill. Delivery charges on your Eversource electricity bill are not affected by the Newton Power Choice program.

** 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.

EVERSOURCE’S BASIC SERVICE 25.776 ¢/kWh residential
26.176 ¢/kWh small business
39.961 ¢/kWh large business
Price term January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023, for residential and small business accounts.
January 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023, for large business accounts. Eversource’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts. View the most up-to-date Basic Service rates.
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 22% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
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.