Welcome!

Westborough Power Choice is a Town electricity aggregation program, which is a kind of group electricity buying program.

The program gives Westborough residents and businesses an alternative to National Grid’s Basic Service and other electricity supply offers in the marketplace without high pressure or fees. The program impacts the supply services portion of each participant’s electricity bill.

Through the program, electricity customers in Westborough receive more renewable electricity, long-term stable prices, consumer protections, and the potential for savings (though savings cannot be guaranteed). The additional renewable electricity added by Westborough comes through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Massachusetts Class I-eligible systems.

New electricity accounts in Westborough will be eligible for automatic enrollment in accordance with State law and will receive a letter in the mail from the Town prior to enrollment.

Cleaner electricity and consumer-friendly choices

As a new participant in Westborough Power Choice, you will be automatically enrolled in the Standard plan and receive 40% of your electricity from premium renewable sources in New England, which includes 20% required by state law and another 20% added voluntarily by Westborough. You also have two additional choices: the 100% Green plan for 100% clean, renewable electricity, and the Budget plan for only the minimum amount of renewable electricity required by state law.

 

The amount of renewable electricity in the Standard plan will increase by 2% per year and reach a peak of 42% in 2023.
Learn more about your choices

Participate

All new electricity accounts in Westborough will be automatically enrolled in Westborough Power Choice, unless they choose to opt out. If you are not enrolled and wish to participate, you may enroll online or with a phone call. Learn more.

Compare the cost

Use this online calculator to compare the program price with the most recent 12-month average of National Grid’s Basic Service prices and to see the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by opting up to the 100% Green plan.

How it works

A municipal electricity aggregation is a group electricity purchasing program. Participating in Westborough Power Choice will change your electricity supplier and the price National Grid uses to calculate the supplier services portion of your electricity bill, but participating will not replace National Grid as your electric utility. Learn more.

With Westborough Power Choice, an electricity supplier selected by Westborough buys electricity for you. National Grid continues to deliver your electricity.

Example National Grid bill

Westborough Power Choice is integrated into your existing National Grid electricity bill.

View an example National Grid bill to see:

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

Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while Westborough Power Choice offers the potential for savings when compared with National Grid’s Basic Service price, there is no guarantee of savings. This is because National Grid’s prices change every 6 months for residential and commercial customers and every 3 months for industrial customers, and future National Grid prices are unknown.

Protect your National Grid account number

National Grid will never knock on your door or call you to talk about your electricity bill.
Only provide your National Grid account number if you are ready to change your electricity supplier.