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.