Electricity prices are rising this winter!

Participating in Newton Power Choice can protect you

On January 1, Eversource’s electricity supply price for residential customers will rise to a 14-year high of 15.764 ¢/kWh. This new price will be in place for 6 months, until June 30, 2022. Newton Power Choice can protect you from this price increase while investing in cleaner electricity.

By enrolling in the program, you remain an Eversource customer, but Eversource will calculate the supply charge portion of your electricity bill using a lower Newton price instead of their higher price.

Newton Power Choice offers 3 options, including two cleaner electricity options. Prices for all three options are lower than Eversource’s upcoming price.

Newton Power Choice options

  • Standard – 13.452 ¢/kWh – Renewable electricity from New England will be purchased to match 82% of your electricity use
  • 100% Green – 14.357 ¢/kWh – Renewable electricity from New England will be purchased to match 100% of your electricity use
  • Basic – 10.646 ¢/kWh – No additional renewable electricity will be purchased above the minimum amount required by law

In addition to lower prices than Eversource, all three Newton options offer long-term price stability. While Eversource’s residential prices change every 6 months, Newton Power Choice prices will not change until January 2024.

Please note: Eversource’s prices will change in the future, and those future prices are not known. As a result, we cannot guarantee that Newton Power Choice will always be less expensive in the future.

How do I know if I'm already enrolled?

Look at your bill to determine if you are enrolled.

  • The first page of your Eversource bill will show that your electricity supplier is Direct Energy Newton PowerChoice.
  • The second page of your Eversource bill will show that a Newton price is being used to calculate the Supply charge portion of your bill.

See an example Eversource bill.

How do I enroll?

Enrolling is easy, and you can enroll by phone or online.

  • By phone: Call customer support with Newton’s program consultants at 1-833-272-9592 and provide your electricity account information over the phone.
  • Online: Enter your Eversource account information into the online form.

Remember that it typically takes two billing cycles for the program to appear on your bill.

What happens if the power goes out?

Contact Eversource as usual. You will remain  an Eversource customer, and Eversource will continue to be responsible for delivering your electricity and addressing power outages.

I have questions about the program or my enrollment. Who do I ask?

Contact customer support with Newton’s program consultants: