Welcome to Newton Power Choice, an electricity program from the City of Newton for Newton residents and businesses. Through Newton Power Choice, residents and business in Newton are buying renewable electricity to match 80% of their electricity use, which is the highest amount of any community electricity aggregation program in Massachusetts. 

The impact is real. From the Newton Power Choice launch in March 2019 through May 2020, Newton residents and businesses bought renewable electricity that matched more than 271 million kWh of electricity use, which equates to 94.8 million pounds of CO2 and is roughly equal to 106 million fewer miles driven by passenger vehicles such as cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans.

Cleaner electricity and consumer-friendly choices

As a new participant in Newton Power Choice, you will be automatically enrolled in the Standard offering, and electricity generated by renewable sources will be purchased to match 80% of your electricity use. You also have two additional choices: the 100% Green option, which purchases renewable electricity to match 100% of your electricity use, and the Basic option, which purchases only the minimum amount of renewable electricity required by Massachusetts law.

All program options, including the Standard Offering, will purchase renewable electricity from New England-based renewable energy projects.

See current program prices
Learn more about opting up to 100% Green


All new electricity accounts in Newton will be automatically enrolled in Newton Power Choice, unless they choose to opt out. If you are not enrolled and wish to participate, you may enroll online or with a phone call. Learn more.
How do I know if I am enrolled in Newton Power Choice?

Compare the cost

Use this online calculator to compare Newton Power Choice program prices with the most recent 12-month average of Eversource’s Basic Service prices and see the greenhouse gas emissions impact of opting up to the 100% Green option.

How it works

A municipal electricity aggregation is a group electricity purchasing program. Participating in Newton Power Choice will change your electricity supplier and the price Eversource uses to calculate the Supply charge portion of your electricity bill, but participating will not replace Eversource as your electric utility. Learn more.



Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while Newton Power Choice offers the potential for savings when compared with Eversource’s Basic Service price, there is no guarantee of savings. This is because Eversource’s prices change every 6 months for residential and small business customers and every 3 months for large business customers, and future Eversource prices are unknown.

Protect your Eversource account number

If you receive mail about an electricity offer, but you do not see the Newton Power Choice logo, the City seal, or the Mayor’s name, the mail is NOT from the City program.

Eversource will never knock on your door or call you to talk about your electricity bill.
Only provide your Eversource account number if you are ready to change your electricity supplier.

Learn more about evaluating offers from electricity suppliers:

Download and read A Brief Guide to Residential Competitive Electric Supply in Massachusetts from the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey:
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