Options & Pricing

The current program price is fixed for 33 months until November 2020 meter reads, meaning it will not change in that time. But because National Grid Basic Service prices change twice a year or more, depending on rate class, there will be months when the program price is higher than the National Grid price. This is to be expected.

The program goal is to beat the average of National Grid Basic Service prices over the 33-month electricity supply contract.

To choose 100% green energy with Chelmsford Choice Plus, contact Public Power at 1-800-830-2944.

Standard: Chelmsford Choice Optional: Chelmsford Choice Plus National Grid Basic Service
Renewable energy content Meets Massachusetts renewable energy requirements. That means:

  • 24.94% is generated by renewable and alternative energy sources to meet 2018 Massachusetts RPS and APS requirements. Includes a required 14% from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs).
  • 75.06% is from traditional energy sources, such as natural gas, oil, and nuclear.
100% green energy. Exceeds Massachusetts requirements for energy from new renewable projects* by 20%. That means:

  • 24.94% is generated by renewable and alternative energy sources to meet 2018 Massachusetts RPS and APS requirements. Includes a required 14% from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs).
  • 20% is from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs), but added voluntarily
  • 55.06% is from wind projects outside of New England (National Wind RECs)
Meets Massachusetts renewable energy requirements.

  • 24.94% is generated by renewable and alternative energy sources to meet 2018 Massachusetts RPS and APS requirements. Includes a required 14% from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs).
  • 75.06% is from traditional energy sources, such as natural gas, oil, and nuclear.
Rate term February 2018 – November 2020 meter read February 2018 – November 2020 meter read November 1, 2018 – April  30, 2019**
Residential 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 13.718 ¢/kWh
Commercial 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 13.166 ¢/kWh
Large business 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 15.024 ¢/kWh (February 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019)
Exit terms Leave any time. No penalty or fee. Leave any time. No penalty or fee. Leave any time. No penalty or fee.

* New renewable energy projects are those projects that came into commercial operation after January 1, 1998. The additional new renewable projects incorporated into Chelmsford Choice Plus are from New England wind projects.

** National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every six (6) months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts.

*** Price includes a 0.1¢/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.