Foxborough Power Forward

The Town of Foxborough has signed a new electricity supply contract for the Foxborough Power Forward program. The current contract with Public Power will end with October 2018 meter reads. The new contract with Direct Energy will go into effect with October 2018 meter reads with a price of 11.79 ¢/kWh.

All active program participants will be automatically enrolled into the new contract, which will provide protection from National Grid’s winter Basic Service prices. If you wish to opt out of the program, you may do so at any time. 

Welcome to Foxborough Power Forward, the Town of Foxborough’s municipal electricity aggregation program.

Electricity aggregation is a form of group purchasing in which a city or town selects an electricity supplier on behalf of its residents and businesses. The program impacts the electricity supply charges on your National Grid bill. Foxborough developed the program as a way to provide price stability and the potential for cost savings to the community.

All National Grid Basic Service customers in Foxborough will be automatically enrolled in Foxborough Power Forward unless they choose not to participate, which is known as opting out

  • If you participate: National Grid will continue to deliver your electricity, fix power outages, and bill you, but they will not be your electricity supplier. Instead, Foxborough will choose your electricity supplier. Your National Grid electricity bill will use the program price to calculate the Supplier Services portion of your bill instead of National Grid’s Basic Service price. Delivery charges will be unaffected by this program.
  • If you do not participate: National Grid will be your electricity supplier. This is known as National Grid Basic Service.

Program Options

Foxborough Power Forward offers participants two options:

  • Power Foward Standard: This is the default option. All program participants are automatically enrolled in Power Forward Standard. Like National Grid Basic Service, Power Forward Standard meets the minimum Massachusetts requirements for integrating renewable energy.
  • Power Forward Green: This option allows you to make your electricity 100% green with a focus on locally produced renewable energy. Power Forward Green includes 20% from new renewable energy projects in New England, in addition to the minimum amount required by Massachusetts law. 

Learn more about the price and energy mix for each option.

Program Benefits

Potential savings

The program has the potential to provide savings when compared with National Grid’s Basic Service price, but savings cannot be guaranteed. National Grid residential and commercial prices change every six months, and industrial prices change monthly, while the program price is fixed. As a result, the program price will likely not always be below the National Grid Basic Service Price.

The Foxborough Power Forward program goal is to deliver savings when compared with the average of National Grid’s changing prices.

Choice

The program offers two new alternatives to National Grid Basic Service: Power Forward Standard and, for those who wish to make a more significant commitment to renewable energy, Power Forward Green, which is 100% green. Learn more about the pricing and energy mix for each option.

Predictability

Foxborough’s long-term contract price protects you from seasonal price changes in National Grid’s Basic Service prices. All program terms are public, and there are no hidden costs..

Your relationship with National Grid

Your primary relationship for electricity will be with National Grid. Participating in Foxborough Power Forward impacts only your electricity supplier and the rate you are charged for the electricity supply portion of your National Grid bill. Beginning with your first bill after program enrollment, you will see the program’s current electricity supplier listed as your electricity supplier, and you will see the program rate for your electricity supply rate. Otherwise:

  • Your bill will come from National Grid.
  • You will send bill payments to National Grid.
  • You will call National Grid if your power goes out.

If you are on a budget plan or are eligible for a low-income delivery rate or fuel assistance, you continue to receive those benefits as a participant in Foxborough Power Forward.

How to join the program

New in town? New Foxborough residents who become National Grid Basic Service customers are eligible to participate in the program. You will receive a letter in the mail explaining the program and your right to opt out. If you do not opt out, you will be automatically enrolled. As an alternative to waiting for this process, contact customer support for more information about enrolling directly.

Adding an electricity account? You will receive a letter in the mail explaining the program and your right to opt out for that account. If you do not opt out, your new electricity account will be automatically enrolled in the program. As an alternative to waiting for this process, contact customer support for more information about enrolling directly.

Have a contract with a different electricity supplier? You will not automatically be enrolled, but you may participate in the program if you wish. We recommend that you carefully check the terms and conditions of your supplier agreement. Your ability to terminate your agreement with your supplier may be restricted. If you decide to join the program, contact the program’s current electricity supplier and ask to join. The phone number is available on the customer support page.