Prices

The Green Worcester ElectriCITY Aggregation Program includes two options. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all electricity supply products include a minimum of 58% from renewable or clean energy resources in 2023. Both of the Green Worcester ElectriCITY Aggregation Program options exceed the minimum requirement by purchasing additional locally produced renewable electricity.

  • Worcester Standard Green (default / automatic enrollment): New participants will be automatically enrolled in Worcester Standard Green and receive an additional 30% of their electricity from premium renewable energy resources in the New England region, in addition to the minimum required by law.
  • Worcester 100% Green (option available by request): Worcester 100% Green lets you choose 100% renewable energy and also make a local impact. Not only do you receive 100% of your electricity from renewable sources, you also receive all of your electricity from within the New England region. Your choice helps to build demand for more renewable energy on our local power grid, which helps to green our grid.

If you participate in the Green Worcester ElectriCITY Aggregation Program, you will see Direct Energy listed on your National Grid electric bill as your electricity supplier. See an example National Grid bill.

Use the table below to compare the Green Worcester ElectriCITY Aggregation Program prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service prices, or use the online calculator to compare Worcester’s prices with National Grid’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service prices.

New prices

Going into effect with December 2022 meter reads and appearing on January 2023 bills.

Standard Green 100% Green Compare to National Grid's Basic Service**
Prices 25.632 ¢/kWh*
December 2022 to July 2023

16.912 ¢/kWh*
August 2023 to December 2023
27.491 ¢/kWh*
December 2022 to July 2023

18.763 ¢/kWh*
August 2023 to December 2023
33.891 ¢/kWh - Residential
November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023

32.287 ¢/kWh - Commercial
November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023

27.387 ¢/kWh - Industrial November 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023
Renewable energy content

From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), added by Worcester
30% 80% - 2022
78% - 2023
0%
From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law 20% in 2022
22% in 2023
20% in 2022
22% in 2023
20% in 2022
22% in 2023
Additional renewable or clean energy, required by state law 31% in 2022
36% in 2023
31% in 2022
36% in 2023
31% in 2022
36% in 2023
Exit terms Leave any time.
No exit charge.
Leave any time.
No exit charge.
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.

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Current prices

Ending with December 2022 meter reads

Standard 100% Green Compare to National Grid's Basic Service**
Prices 11.442 ¢/kWh*
February 2020 to December 2022
14.031 ¢/kWh*
February 2020 to December 2022
11.491 ¢/kWh - Residential
May 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

10.370 ¢/kWh - Commercial
May 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

21.304 ¢/kWh - Industrial August 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Renewable energy content

From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), added by Worcester
  20%   80%   0%
From premium renewable energy sources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), required by state law 20% 20% 20%
Additional renewable or clean energy, required by state law 31% 31% 31%
Exit terms Leave any time.
No exit charge.
Leave any time.
No exit charge.
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.

Choose Standard Green

Choose 100% Green

Opt out


* Program prices include a $0.0009/kWh administrative 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.

Please note that 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 fixed Basic Service prices change every six (6) months for residential and commercial accounts and every three (3) months for industrial business accounts. They will next change on November 1, 2022, for residential, commercial accounts, and industrial accounts.


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Savings cannot be guaranteed

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