Options & Pricing

The Cambridge Community Electricity Program offers two options:

  • Opt up to the 100% Green Plus option to receive all of your electricity from renewable energy sources like the sun and the wind.
  • If you do not opt up to 100% Green Plus, you will receive Standard Green, which is the default program offering.

Participants in both 100% Green Plus and Standard Green will support the development of a new solar energy project in Cambridge through a small $0.002/kWh charge. Once this new solar energy project is up and running, all participants will receive renewable electricity from this project.

Electricity supplier: If you participate in the Cambridge Community Electricity Program, Direct Energy will be listed on your Eversource bill as your electricity supplier. View an example Eversource 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:

100% Green Plus

13.669 ¢/kWh

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

Price term January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Includes 100% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), and will provide additional renewable energy from the new Cambridge solar project once it is up and running. The 100% Green Plus option purchases Massachusetts Class I renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to achieve 100% renewable electricity. For more information about RECs, visit this page.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt up to 100% Green Plus

Not yet part of the program? Enroll online or contact customer support.

Standard Green

10.20 ¢/kWh

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

Price term January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), and will provide additional renewable energy from the new Cambridge solar project once it is up and running.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change back to Standard Green

Not yet part of the program? Enroll online or contact customer support.

  • NOTE: Prices for both Standard Green and 100% Green Plus include a 0.2 ¢/kWh charge to support the development of a new solar energy project in Cambridge and a 0.075 ¢/kWh administration fee. Program prices apply only to the electricity supply portion of your Eversource electricity bill. 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. Delivery charges on your Eversource electricity bill are not affected by the Cambridge Community Electricity program.

In a green energy program already?

If you participate in a green energy program already where you pay an extra fee to increase the amount of renewable energy in your electricity, you can participate in both the green energy program and the Cambridge Community Electricity program at the same time.

If you remain in the green energy program and:

  • Enroll in the Standard Green option in the Cambridge Community Electricity Program, you will get a little more than 100% of your renewable electricity needs met: 100% from your green energy program and a little more from the new Cambridge solar project, once that is up and running. This is a combination that many people feel comfortable with.
  • Enroll in the 100% Green Plus option in the Cambridge program, you may find that you are purchasing 200% of the renewable energy certificates that you need.

 

EVERSOURCE’S BASIC SERVICE 10.753 ¢/kWh residential
9.850 ¢/kWh small business
9.132 ¢/kWh large business
Price term Rate terms are:

July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 for residential and small business accounts
July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 for large business accounts.

Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
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.