Options & Pricing

Salem PowerChoice offers three alternatives to National Grid’s Basic Service. The default program offering is PowerChoice Standard, which includes 100% renewable electricity primarily from renewable energy projects outside of New England. As a new participant in Salem PowerChoice, you will be enrolled in PowerChoice Standard unless you choose one of the other options.

Electricity supplier: Salem’s current electricity supplier is Dynegy, which means Dynegy will be listed on your National Grid bill. See an example National Grid 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: Use the tables below to compare Salem PowerChoice prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price (scroll down for National Grid’s prices). Or use the online calculator to compare Swampscott Community Power prices with the most recent 12-month average of National Grid’s Basic Service prices.

Standard

$0.11104/kWh (11.104 ¢/kWh)

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term June 2019 – December 2021 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% from renewable energy projects, primarily from wind projects outside of New England. Includes 5% from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs), in addition to the minimum 18% required by state law.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to PowerChoice Standard

Not yet enrolled in the program? Contact customer support.

Plus

$0.12508/kWh (12.508 ¢/kWh)

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term June 2019 – December 2021 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% renewable electricity, all from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to PowerChoice Plus

Not yet part of the program? Contact customer support.

Basic

$0.10958/kWh (10.958 ¢/kWh)

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

 Price June 2019 – December 2021 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to PowerChoice Basic

Not yet part of the program? Contact customer support.

NOTE: Prices for PowerChoice Standard, PowerChoice Plus, and PowerChoice 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 National Grid electricity bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electricity bill are not affected by the Salem PowerChoice program.

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE

$0.09707/kWh (9.707 ¢/kWh) residential
$0.08440/kWh (8.440 ¢/kWh) commercial
$0.08829/kWh (8.829 ¢/kWh) industrial accounts
Price term May 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts.

August 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 for industrial accounts.

National Grid’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 minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy projects in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge. However, industrial customers only (rates G-2 and G-3) on the fixed price Basic Service option may receive a billing adjustment, which may be either a credit or a charge.