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. Savings cannot be guaranteed.
The program goal is to beat the average of National Grid Basic Service prices over the 33-month electricity supply contract.
- If you want the lowest-priced program offering and you do not want any additional renewable energy, choose the Standard Offering. The Standard Offering is the default program offering. All new National Grid Basic Service customers in the program will be automatically enrolled in Chelmsford Choice, unless they choose the Chelmsford Choice Plus or opt out.
- If you want 100% green energy, choose Chelmsford Choice Plus.
|Standard: Chelmsford Choice
Change back to Chelmsford Choice
|Optional: Chelmsford Choice Plus
Opt up to Chelmsford Choice Plus
|National Grid’s Basic Service|
|Renewable energy content||Meets Massachusetts renewable energy requirements. That means:
||100% green energy. Exceeds Massachusetts requirements for energy from new renewable projects* by 20%. That means:
||Meets Massachusetts renewable energy requirements.
|Rate term||February 2018 – November 2020 meter read||February 2018 – November 2020 meter read||May 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019**|
|Residential||9.403 ¢/kWh***||10.089 ¢/kWh***||10.793 ¢/kWh|
|Commercial||9.403 ¢/kWh***||10.089 ¢/kWh***||9.646¢/kWh|
|Large business||9.403 ¢/kWh***||10.089 ¢/kWh***||10.066 ¢/kWh (May 1, 2019 – July 31, 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.