Swampscott Community Power
Welcome to Swampscott Community Power, a Town electricity program designed to make 100% renewable energy available to Town residents and businesses, while also offering stable, predictable pricing for electricity supply.
New National Grid electricity customers in Swampscott are automatically enrolled in Swampscott Community Power unless they choose not to participate, which is known as opting out. The automatic enrollment model is state law.
If you have recently opened an electricity account in Swampscott, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Town with information about Swampscott Community Power before your account is automatically enrolled. If you sign a private contract with an electricity supplier, your account will not be automatically enrolled.
Swampscott Community Power offers choices that give you greater control over the environmental characteristics and price of your electricity supply:
- Standard Green: This is the default option. All new electricity accounts in Swampscott are automatically enrolled in Standard Green. Standard Green gives you 100% renewable electricity from a mix of sources and includes 5% additional renewable electricity from renewable energy projects in New England, above the 16% minimum amount required by the State.
- New England Green is an option available upon request. New England Green provides 100% renewable electricity, all from renewable energy projects in New England.
- Basic is an option available upon request. Basic meets only minimum state requirements for renewable energy (16% in 2020).
100% renewable electricity – Your electricity will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, with a focus on renewable electricity from New England, unless you choose the Basic option. Focusing on renewable energy from New England supports local jobs and helps to increase the amount of renewable electricity on the New England power grid.
Price stability – Program prices are fixed until November 2021. This price stability makes the program different from National Grid’s Basic Service price, which changes every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts. Longer-term price stability also makes the program different from many commercial offers that you may receive by mail or by phone.
Consumer protections – Participants receive consumer protections, such as the ability to opt out at any time with no penalty and restrictions on how the program’s electricity supplier can use your information.
Please note: Swampscott Community Power cannot guarantee savings compared with National Grid’s Basic Service price. National Grid’s Basic Service price changes every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months for industrial accounts. Future National Grid Basic Service prices are not known.
About Swampscott Community Power
Swampscott Community Power is a form of group purchasing known as electricity aggregation. In an aggregation, the Town uses the bulk purchasing power of the community to change the amount of renewable energy in the Town’s electricity supply and to determine the price for the community’s electricity supply. Participating in the program will increase the amount of renewable energy in your electricity supply, change your electricity supplier, and change and the price that is used to calculate the supply services charges on your National Grid electricity bill.