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 100% green energy. Exceeds Massachusetts requirements for energy from new renewable projects* by 20%. Meets Massachusetts renewable energy requirements.
Rate term February 2018 – November 2020 meter read February 2018 – November 2020 meter read May 1, 2018 – October  31, 2018**
Residential 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 10.870 ¢/kWh
Commercial 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 10.182 ¢/kWh
Large business 9.403 ¢/kWh*** 10.089 ¢/kWh*** 8.996 ¢/kWh (August 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018)
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.