Options & Prices

New participants will be automatically enrolled in Worcester Standard Green and receive a total of 40% of their electricity from premium renewable energy resources in New England.

For 100% renewable electricity, you have the option to choose Worcester 100% Green instead.

Electricity supplier: Worcester’s current electricity supplier is: Direct Energy. If you participate in the Worcester Community Choice Aggregation, you will see Direct Energy 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 table below to compare Worcester Community Choice Aggregation prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Worcester’s prices with National Grid’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

If you opt out, you will remain on National Grid’s Basic Service.

Standard 100% Green Compare to: National Grid’s Basic Service***
Renewable energy content Provides 20% of your electricity from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs, typically coming from wind energy sources) in addition to the amount that meets minimum Massachusetts requirements, for a total of 40%. Provides a total of 100% of your electricity from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs, typically coming from wind energy sources), achieved by adding 80% to the minimum Massachusetts renewable electricity requirements. Provides the minimum 20% from from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) required by Massachusetts.
Residential 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 11.491 ¢/kWh**
Commercial 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 10.370 ¢/kWh**
Industrial 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 10.796 ¢/kWh**
Price period February 2020 meter read – December 2022 meter read February 2020 meter read – December 2022 meter read May 1, 2022 –  October 31, 2022 for residential and commercial accounts.

May 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022 for industrial accounts.

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* Program prices include a $0.0009/kWh administration fee and a $0.001/kWh operational fee that will support energy initiatives in the City of Worcester and aggregation program management. 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.

**  National Grid’s fixed Basic Service prices change every six (6) months for residential and small business accounts and every three (3) months for medium and large business accounts. They will next change on November 1, 2022, for residential and commercial accounts, and on August 1, 2022 for industrial accounts.

*** Exit terms for National Grid’s Basic Service: No penalty 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.


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Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while the Worcester Community Choice Electricity Aggregation seeks to provide a price that is equal to or lower than National Grid’s average Basic Service price, there is no guarantee of savings compared with National Grid’s Basic Service price because future National Grid prices are unknown.