Welcome!

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 62% of their electricity use, which is the highest amount of any community electricity aggregation program in Massachusetts. Beginning in January, that number will increase to 80%.

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.

More clean electricity and new prices coming in January

Beginning in January 2021, Newton Power Choice increase the amount of clean, renewable energy provided through the Standard offering to 80%. The Standard offering is the default program offering, and most participants are enrolled in Standard. The change is the result of a new 36-month contract with the program’s electricity supplier, Direct Energy, which will take effect as the current contract ends. The new contract will also bring new prices for all program participants.

Active participants in the program do not need to take any action. Active participants will be enrolled in the new contract with their January meter read, in the same option they have now.

Read the complete announcement from the City of Newton

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

Participate

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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