Watertown Electricity Choice is a group electricity purchasing program from the City of Watertown for Watertown residents and businesses. Watertown Electricity Choice provides:

  • More renewable energy in your electricity supply
  • Stable electricity supply prices
  • Consumer protections without high pressure or fees

The program is a City-vetted alternative to Eversource’s Basic Service and to other electricity offers in the market place. Savings compared with Eversource’s Basic Service are also possible, but they cannot be guaranteed because Eversource’s prices change and their future prices are not known.

One of the most affordable ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Watertown Electricity Choice offers three electricity choices, including two clean electricity choices, that give you greater control over the environmental characteristics and price of your electricity supply:

Graphic showing three options, their renewable energy content, and their prices.

*To make a clean electricity choice, enroll in the Standard Offering and receive at least 52% of your electricity from renewable sources that include 22% from “premium” renewable electricity sources in New England as required by state law and an additional 30% from renewable sources both within and outside of New England added voluntarily by Watertown. Or you can make a larger commitment to sustainability and opt up to 100% Green to get all of your electricity from “premium” renewable electricity sources in New England.

All three program options will purchase renewable electricity from New England-based renewable energy projects.

Learn more about program options and prices



All new electricity accounts in Watertown will be automatically enrolled in Watertown Electricity Choice on a periodic basis and after receiving a notification letter from the City. You may also choose to enroll online or with a phone call. Learn more.

Compare the cost

Visit Options & Prices to compare program prices with Eversource’s current 6-month price, or use this online calculator to compare Watertown Electricity Choice 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 option.

How it works

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


Diagram describing how Watertown Electricity Choice works.

Example Eversource bill

Watertown Electricity Choice is integrated into your existing Eversource electricity bill.

View an example Eversource bill to learn:

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

Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while Watertown Electricity Choice offers the potential for savings when compared with Eversource’s Basic Service price, there is no guarantee of savings. This is because Eversource’s prices change every 6 months for residential and small business customers and every 3 months for large business customers and future Eversource prices are unknown.

Protect yourself

If you receive mail about an electricity offer, read it carefully before signing anything. If you do not see:

1. the Watertown Electricity Choice name and logo
2. the Watertown City seal, and
3. City Manager Michael Driscoll’s name…

…the offer is NOT from Watertown Electricity Choice  

Also, please remember, Eversource will never knock on your door or call you to talk about your electricity bill. Eversource communicates in writing, and their correspondence always bears their logo. If someone calls claiming to be from Eversource, they are not. They are from a private company trying to get your business.