Watertown Electricity Choice
Welcome to Watertown Electricity Choice, an electricity program from the Town of Watertown for Watertown residents and businesses.
|Important notification: If you have recently received a letter, email, phone call, or text message that requires you to take an action, it is not from the Town, and it does not pertain to Watertown Electricity Choice.
If you receive a door-to-door solicitation, it does not pertain to Watertown Electricity Choice.
If you receive a text message that appears to be from Direct Energy, which is the electricity supplier for Watertown Electricity Choice, it is not from Direct Energy, and it does not pertain to Watertown Electricity Choice.
Through Watertown Electricity Choice, residents and business in Watertown are increasing the amount of renewable energy in their electricity by 35% up to a total of 49% renewable energy in 2019.
As the state-required minimum amount of renewable increases annually, the total amount of renewable energy for Watertown Electricity Choice customers will increase to 51% in 2020 and 53% in 2021.
Watertown Electricity Choice offers three electricity choices that give you greater control over the environmental characteristics and price of your electricity supply:
All program options, including the Standard Offering, will purchase renewable electricity from New England-based renewable energy projects.
Participate in Watertown Electricity Choice
Watertown electricity customers on Eversource’s Basic Service, meaning electricity customers that have not signed a private contract with an electricity supplier, will be automatically enrolled in Watertown Electricity Choice with their September 2019 meter read.
Electricity customers that currently have a contract with an electricity supplier will not be automatically enrolled, but may join.
NOTE: If you receive mail about an electricity offer, but you do not see the Watertown Electricity Choice name, the Watertown Town seal, and the Town Manager Michael Driscoll’s name, the mail is NOT from the Town program.
About Watertown Electricity Choice
Watertown Electricity Choice is a Town-vetted alternative to Eversource’s Basic Service and to other electricity offers in the market place. Watertown Electricity Choice is increasing the amount of renewable energy in the Town’s electricity supply, while providing price stability, consumer protections, and the potential for savings, though savings cannot be guaranteed.
Watertown Electricity Choice is a form of group electricity purchasing known as an electricity aggregation. More than 140 communities in Massachusetts are already engaged in electricity aggregation. When you participate, the Watertown Electricity Choice price is used to calculate the supply charge portion of your Eversource electricity bill. (Learn how aggregation works.)