Options & Pricing

Program news

Beginning in January 2021, a new, 36-month electricity supply contract with Direct Energy will take effect. The new contract will increase total the amount of renewable electricity purchased through the Standard offering to 80%. The new contract will also bring new prices for all program participants.

No action is required for current program participants. You will be automatically enrolled into the new contract in the same program option you have now.

Read the full announcement from the City of Newton

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Newton Power Choice, you will see Direct Energy listed as your electricity supplier on your Eversource electricity 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: Scroll down to compare Newton Power Choice prices with Eversource’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Newton Power Choice prices with Eversource’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

11.34 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

NEW! 13.452 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

Price Term March 2019 – January 2021 meter reads January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content 62% renewable electricity from renewable energy projects in New England. That means:

  • 46% additional renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs), added voluntarily
  • 38% from traditional, non-renewable energy generation sources
80% renewable electricity from renewable energy projects in New England. That means:

  • 62% additional renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs), added voluntarily
  • 20% from traditional, non-renewable energy generation sources
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to the Standard Offering

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

11.75 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

NEW! 14.357 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts

Price term March 2019 – January 2021 meter reads January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% renewable electricity, all from renewable energy projects located in New England. That means:

  • 16% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements (MA Class I RECs to meet RPS requirements – learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.)
  • 84% additional renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs), added voluntarily
100% renewable electricity, all from renewable energy projects located in New England. That means:

  • 18% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements (MA Class I RECs to meet RPS requirements – learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.)
  • 82% additional renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs), added voluntarily
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt up to 100% Green

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

10.87 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts
(NOTE: This is the basic option in Newton Power Choice. It is different from Eversource’s Basic Service.)

NEW! 10.646 ¢/kWh*

for residential, small business, and large business accounts
(NOTE: This is the basic option in Newton Power Choice. It is different from Eversource’s Basic Service.)

Price term March 2019 – January 2021 meter reads January 2021 – January 2024 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets state minimum requirements for renewable electricity, but does not include any additional renewable electricity. That means:

  • 16% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements (MA Class I RECs to meet RPS requirements – learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.)
  • 84% from traditional, non-renewable energy generation sources
Meets state minimum requirements for renewable electricity, but does not include any additional renewable electricity. That means:

  • 18% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements (MA Class I RECs to meet RPS requirements – learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.)
  • 82% from traditional, non-renewable energy generation sources
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Opt down to Basic

Not yet enrolled? Learn about enrollment.

NOTE: Prices for the Standard Offering, 100% Green, and Basic include a $0.001 /kWh administration fee. 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 Eversource electricity bill. Delivery charges on your Eversource electricity bill are not affected by the Newton Power Choice program.

 

EVERSOURCE’S BASIC SERVICE 9.877 ¢/kWh residential
9.460 ¢/kWh small business
9.923 ¢/kWh large business
Price term Rate terms are:

July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 for residential and small business accounts.
October 1, 2020 – December 31,2020 for large business accounts

Eversource’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts. View the most up-to-date Basic Service rates.

Renewable energy content Meets state minimum requirements for renewable electricity, but does not include any additional renewable electricity. That means:

  • 16% to meet the minimum Massachusetts state requirements (MA Class I RECs to meet RPS requirements – learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.)
  • 84% from traditional, non-renewable energy generation sources
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge. However, large C&I (rates G-3, T-2, and WR) and street lighting customers on the fixed-price Basic Service option may receive a billing adjustment, which may be either a credit or a charge.