Options & Pricing

Your options are as follows. National Grid Basic Service prices are available below for comparison.

  • If you want the lowest-priced program offering and you do not want any additional renewable energy, choose Energy Choice Standard, which is the default program offering. All new National Grid Basic Service customers in Grafton will be automatically enrolled in Energy Choice Standard, unless they choose Energy Choice Green or opt out. 
  • If you want 100% renewable electricity, choose Energy Choice Green.

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Grafton Energy Choice, you will see First Point Power listed on your National Grid electricity bill as your electricity supplier. See an example National Grid 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: Use the tables below to compare Grafton Energy 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.

10.80 ¢/kWh

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts*

Price term October 2021 meter reads – October 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable electricity energy requirements, including 20% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) to meet minimum state requirements in 2022.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.
Change to Energy Choice Standard
Not yet a part of the program? Learn more about enrolling.

 

11.708 ¢/kWh

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts*

Price term October 2021 meter reads – October 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% from renewable energy projects, primarily from wind projects outside of New England. Includes 20% from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), in addition to the minimum 20% required to meet minimum state requirements in 2022.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.
Change to Energy Choice Green
Not yet a part of the program? Learn more about enrolling.

* NOTE: Prices for Energy Choice Standard and Energy Choice Green include a $0.001/kWh administration fee and also a $0.001/kWh fee to support energy initiatives in the Town of Grafton and Grafton Energy Choice program management. 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 the Grafton Energy Choice program.

 

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE 14.821 ¢/kWh residential
13.113 ¢/kWh commercial
14.129 ¢/kWh industrial in the SEMA load zone
17.129 ¢/kWh industrial in the WCMA load zone
Price term November 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022 for residential and commercial accounts.
November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 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 electricity energy requirements, including 20% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs) required to meet minimum state requirements in 2022
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.

 

How we buy renewable electricity

Grafton Energy Choice purchases renewable energy certificates, or RECs, from renewable energy projects to integrate renewable energy into Grafton’s electricity supply.

RECs are used to determine the environmental content of electricity. Each REC represents proof that 1 megawatt-hour of electricity was generated by a renewable energy resource.

For more information about RECs, visit the Definitions page on this website or visit this page on Mass.gov.