Options & Prices

  • All new electricity customers in Watertown are automatically enrolled in the Standard Offering and receive 51% renewable electricity, unless the account holder chooses to opt out.
  • For 100% renewable electricity, you may opt up to the Greener Option.
  • For no additional renewable electricity, you may opt down to Basic. (This is the Basic offering within Watertown Electricity Choice. It is different from Eversource’s Basic Service.)

Electricity supplier: If you participate in Watertown Electricity Choice, you will see Direct Energy listed on your Eversource electricity bill as your electricity supplier.

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 table below to compare Watertown Electricity Choice prices with Eversource’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Watertown Electricity Choice prices with Eversource’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

Renewable energy content Standard: 51% renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs): 35% in addition to the 16% that meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements* 100% Green: 100% renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs): 84% in addition to the 16% that meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements* Basic: Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements (16% MA Class I RECs for 2020)
Residential 11.494 ¢/kWh** 12.718 ¢/kWh** 10.654 ¢/kWh**
Small business 11.494 ¢/kWh** 12.718 ¢/kWh** 10.654 ¢/kWh**
Large business 11.494 ¢/kWh** 12.718 ¢/kWh** 10.654 ¢/kWh**
Price period September 2019 meter read – December 2021 meter read September 2019 meter read – December 2021 meter read September 2019 meter read – December 2021 meter read
 

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*  The total amount of renewable electricity in the Standard offering will increase annually as the minimum amount required by Massachusetts law (the renewable portfolio standard) increases. Total renewable energy in the Standard Offering will be 51% in 2020 and 53% in 2021.
**  Program prices 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 electric supply agreement.

Eversource’s Basic Service

Compare the program price to Eversource’s current Basic Service prices:

Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements (16% MA Class I RECs for 2020)
Residential 12.517 ¢/kWh
Small business 12.007 ¢/kWh
Large business 9.091 ¢/kWh
Price period January1, 2020 – June 30, 2020, for residential and small business accounts. ***
April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020, for large business accounts. ***
***   Eversource’s fixed Basic Service prices change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for large business accounts. They will next change on July 1, 2020, for residential, small business accounts, and large business accounts.