Your options

Your options are as follows. National Grid’s Basic Service prices are below for comparison:

  • PowerUp Standard is the least expensive offering within Webster PowerUp and is the default. PowerUp Standard provides the state minimum amount of renewable electricity.
  • PowerUp Green is an option that provides 100% renewable electricity for a small additional premium.
  • Opt out of the program at any time with no fee or penalty if you do not wish to participate.

All new electricity customers in Webster will automatically enrolled in PowerUp Standard within a few months of opening their account.

 

Program news

Beginning in November 2020, a new electricity supply contract will take effect, and program prices will change:

  • The price for PowerUp Standard will decrease. PowerUp Standard is the default program offering.
  • The price for the PowerUp Green option will increase a small amount with a shift to 100% renewable energy from within New England.

Scroll down to see the new prices. Active participants in Webster PowerUp do not need to take any action to participate in the new contract in November.

Read the complete announcement from Webster (PDF)

Electricity supplier: Webster’s current electricity supplier is: First Point Power. If you participate in Webster PowerUp, you will see First Power Power listed on your National Grid electricity bill as your electricity supplier. Beginning in November, Westborough’s electricity supplier will change to Dynegy.

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 Webster PowerUp prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price (scroll down).

 

10.928 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

New! 9.509 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price Term February 2019 – November 2020 meter reads November 2020 meter reads – November 2023 meter reads
Renewable energy content Meets Massachusetts minimum renewable energy requirements. (Learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.) That means:

  • 27.7056% is from renewable and alternative energy sources, in compliance with 2020 Massachusetts RPS and APS requirements. Includes a required 16% from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs).
  • 72.924% is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to PowerUp Standard

Not enrolled in the program yet? Contact customer support.

 

11.348 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

New! 12.281 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term February 2019 – November 2020 meter reads November 2020 – November 2023 meter reads
Renewable energy content 100% renewable electricity: 36% generated within New England (MA Class I RECs). The majority is generated outside of New England. 100% renewable electricity from New England (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to PowerUp Green

Not enrolled in the program yet? Contact Customer Support at 1-844-379-2171 and ask to be enrolled in Webster PowerUp.

NOTE: Prices for PowerUp Standard and PowerUp Green 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 participation in the Webster PowerUp program.

NATIONAL GRID BASIC SERVICE 09.898 ¢/kWh residential
08.428 ¢/kWh commercial
08.188 ¢/kWh industrial
12.388 ¢/kWh residential
10.763 ¢/kWh commercial
11.066 ¢/kWh industrial
Price term Rate terms are:

May 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020 for residential and commercial accounts. August 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020 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.

Rate terms are:

November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts. November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021 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 Massachusetts minimum renewable energy requirements. (Learn about the Massachusetts RPS and APS.) That means:

  • 27.7056% is from renewable and alternative energy sources, in compliance with 2020 Massachusetts RPS and APS requirements. Includes a required 16% from newer renewable energy projects in New England (MA Class I RECs).
  • 72.924% is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.*

* Exit terms for National Grid’s Basic Service: No penalty 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.

Please note: Savings compared to National Grid’s Basic Service prices are possible, but they cannot be guaranteed. This is because National Grid’s Basic Service prices change twice a year or more, depending on rate class, and future prices are not known. There will likely be months when the Webster PowerUp price is higher than the National Grid price. This is to be expected. The program goal is to beat the average of National Grid’s changing Basic Service prices over the time.