Your options

Chelmsford Choice offers three Town-vetted electricity alternatives to National Grid’s Basic Service and to other electricity supply offers in the marketplace. As a new participant in Chelmsford Choice, you will be automatically enrolled in Chelmsford Choice Basic. If you would like more of your electricity from clean, renewable sources like the sun and wind, you can choose from two additional choices:

  • The Chelmsford Choice Greener option provides a total of 58% of your electricity from “premium” renewable energy sources in the New England region
  • The Chelmsford Choice Greenest option provides 100% of your electricity from “premium” renewable energy sources in the New England region

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Chelmsford Choice, you will see Constellation listed on your National Grid electricity bill as your electricity supplier.

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 Chelmsford Choice prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare with National Grid’s most recent 12-month average price.

10.042 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023 meter read.
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.

Change to Chelmsford Choice Basic

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

11.484 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
Renewable energy content 58% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs). That means 18% to meet state requirements and an additional 40% added voluntarily by the Town of Chelmsford. The total amount from premium renewable energy resources will increase by 2% each year and reach a peak of 62% in 2023.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Chelmsford Choice Greener

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

13.015 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
Renewable energy content Includes 100% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs)
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Chelmsford Choice Greenest

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

NOTE: Prices 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 electricity 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 participation in Chelmsford Choice.

 

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE

12.388 ¢/kWh residential
10.763 ¢/kWh commercial
9.809 ¢/kWh industrial
Price term November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts.

February 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021 for industrial accounts.

National Grid’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 most up-to-date Basic Service rates.

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, 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.