Options & Prices

All new electricity customers in Watertown are automatically enrolled in Standard and receive an additional 30% of their electricity from renewable energy projects, in addition to the minimum amount required by state law. The program also offers two other options, which are available by request:

  • For 100% renewable electricity, you may opt up to the 100% Green option.
  • For only the minimum amount of renewable electricity required by state law, you may opt down to the Basic option. (This is the Basic offering within Watertown Electricity Choice. It is different from Eversource’s Basic Service.)

If you participate in Watertown Electricity Choice, NextEra Energy Services will be listed on your Eversource electricity bill as your electricity supplier. See an example Eversource bill.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all electricity supply products include a minimum of 51% from renewable energy resources in 2022. Watertown Basic meets the minimum requirement. Watertown Standard and Watertown 100% Green exceed this requirement. Visit the Resources page to download the most recent electricity generation disclosure label.

Standard 100% Green Basic
Price

Residential, small business, and large business accounts**

12.999 ¢/kWh*

15.638 ¢/kWh*

12.723 ¢/kWh*

Price term December 2021 – December 2023 meter read December 2021 – December 2023 meter read December 2021 – December 2023 meter read
Renewable energy content

From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), added by Watertown

3% 80% – 2022
78% – 2023
0%
From renewable energy sources outside New England, added by Watertown 27% 0% 0%
From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law 20% 20% 20%
Additional renewable energy required by state law 31% 31% 31%
Exit terms Leave any time with no penalty or fee Leave any time with no penalty or fee Leave any time with no penalty or fee
 

Choose Standard

Choose 100% Green

Choose Basic

* Prices for all options in the Watertown Electricity Choice program 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 electric bill. Delivery charges on your Eversource electric bill are not affected by the Watertown Electricity 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

Use the table below to compare Watertown’s prices to Eversource’s current Basic Service prices, or visit the calculator to compare Watertown’s prices with Eversource’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service prices:

Price**

Residential

17.871 ¢/kWh
Commercial 17.827 ¢/kWh
Industrial 30.613 ¢/kWh
Price term July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022, for residential and small business accounts. October 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022, for large business accounts. **
Renewable energy content

From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law

20%
Additional renewable energy required by state law 31%
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.

**   Eversource’s fixed Basic Service prices change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for large business accounts. They will next change on January 1, 2023, for residential and small business, and on October 1, 2022 for large business accounts.