Your options

Program news

Beginning in December 2020, a new, 24-month electricity supply contract will take effect. Program prices will change. In addition, the amount of renewable electricity from New England will increase in the Power Choice Green option. Active participants do not need to take any action to participate in the new contract in December.

Read the complete announcement from Bellingham

  • All new accounts are automatically enrolled in Power Choice Standard.
  • To receive 100% clean, renewable electricity from New England, you may opt up to the 100% Green option for a small premium.
  • Program prices apply only to the supply charges on your electricity bill. Delivery charges are unaffected by participation the Bellingham Power Choice.
  • You may opt out at any time.

Electricity supplier: Bellingham’s electricity supplier is currently Direct Energy. It will change to NextEra in December 2020.

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 tables below to compare the Bellingham Power Choice prices with National Grid’s and Eversource’s current 6-month Basic Service price (scroll down). Or use the online calculator to compare Bellingham Power Choice prices your utility’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

11.24 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts

NEW! 10.755 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts

Price term December 2018 – December 2020 meter reads December 2020 – December 2022 meter reads
Renewable energy content Includes only the minimum amount of renewable energy required by the state, which is 16% in 2020. The remainder is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change back to Power Choice Standard

Not enrolled in the program yet? Learn about enrollment.

 

11.51 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts

NEW! 13.863 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial/small business, and industrial/large business accounts

Price term December 2018 – December 2020 meter reads December 2020 – December 2022 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% clean, renewable electricity, with the majority coming from wind projects outside of New England. 100% clean, renewable electricity, all from renewable energy projects within New England.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt up to Power Choice Green

Not enrolled in the program yet? Learn about enrollment.

NOTE: Prices for Power Choice Standard and Power Choice Green include a $0.001 /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 electric supply agreement. Program prices apply only to the electricity supply portion of your National Grid electricity bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electricity bill are not affected by the Bellingham Power Choice program.

 

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE: 12.388 ¢/kWh residential
10.763 ¢/kWh commercial
11.305 ¢/kWh industrial
Renewable energy content Includes only the minimum amount of renewable energy required by the state, which is 16% in 2020. The remainder is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources.
November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts. November 1, 2020 –  January 31, 2021 for industrial accounts.

National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months industrial accounts. View the current Basic Service rates.

Exit terms 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.
EVERSOURCE’S BASIC SERVICE: 9.877 ¢/kWh residential
9.460 ¢/kWh small business
11.305 ¢/kWh large business
Renewable energy content Includes only the minimum amount of renewable energy required by the state, which is 16% in 2020. The remainder is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources.
Rate term July 1, 2020 –  December 31, 2020 for residential and small business accounts.

October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 for large business accounts.

Eversource’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for medium and large business accounts. View the current Basic Service rates.

Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge. However, large C&I (rates G-3, T-2, and WR) and street lighting customers on the fixed-price Basic Service option may receive a billing adjustment, which may be either a credit or a charge.