Options & Pricing

Your options are as follows. National Grid’s Basic Service prices are below for comparison:

  • If you want the lowest-priced option and you do not want any additional renewable energy, choose Power Choice Standard, which is the default program offering. All new National Grid Basic Service customers in Southborough will be automatically enrolled in Power Choice Standard, unless they choose Power Choice Green or opt out. 
  • If you want 100% renewable energy, choose Power Choice Green.

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Southborough Community Power Choice, you will see First Point Power listed on your National Grid electricity bill as your electricity supplier. See an example National Grid bill.

Electricity mix: 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: Use the tables below to compare Southborough Community Power Choice prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Southborough Community Power Choice prices with National Grid’s most recent average 12-month Basic Service price.

Power Choice Standard (default)

10.999 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts**

Price term February 2022 – December 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Power Choice Standard

Power Choice Green (option)

13.724 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts**

 

Price term February 2022 – December 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% renewable electricity, all from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Power Choice Green

* Prices for Power Choice Standard and Power Choice Green 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 National Grid electricity bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electricity bill are not affected by the Southborough 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.

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE 33.891 ¢/kWh residential
32.287 ¢/kWh commercial
27.387 ¢/kWh industrial
Price term Rate terms are:

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 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 20% from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
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.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES

The Southborough Community Power Choice program purchases renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to integrate renewable energy into the Power Choice Green option. In general, RECs are used to determine the environmental content of electricity. Each REC represents proof that 1 megawatt-hour of electricity was generated by a renewable energy resource. For more information about RECs, visit this page and scroll down.