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Beginning in November 2020, a new electricity supply contract will take effect. Program prices will change, the amount of renewable energy in your electricity will increase, and a new Budget option will be available. Active participants do not need to take any action to participate in the new contract in November.

New prices for Standard and Budget are lower than National Grid’s Winter 2020 Basic Service price (though future savings cannot be guaranteed). Scroll down to compare with National Grid’s Basic Service prices.

  • If you are enrolled in Standard, you will be automatically enrolled in Standard at the new price and get more renewable energy
  • If you are enrolled in the Greener Option, you will be automatically enrolled in 100% Green at the new price and get all of your electricity from New England
  • If you want the new Budget plan beginning in November, please submit your request through customer support.

Read the complete announcement from Westborough

Electricity supplier: Westborough’s current electricity supplier is: Public Power. If you participate in Westborough Power Choice, you will see Public 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 Westborough Power Choice prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price (scroll down), or use the online calculator to compare Westborough Power Choice prices with National Grid’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

Standard

9.318 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

NEW! 10.425 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term February 2018 meter read – November 2020 meter read. November 2020 meter read – November 2023 meter read.
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements (MA Class I RECs): 16% for 2020. The majority is generated by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, oil, and other traditional energy sources. 36% renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs): 20% renewable electricity added voluntarily by Westborough plus 16% renewable electricity to meet minimum Massachusetts requirements for 2020. The amount of renewable electricity in this plan will increase by 2% per year and reach a peak of 42% in 2023.
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Standard

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

100% Green

10.004 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

NEW! 12.585 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term February 2018 meter read – November 2020  meter read. November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
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 energy from New England (MA Class I RECs)
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to 100% Green

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

Budget


Did not yet exist 

NEW! 9.709 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term Did not yet exist November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
Renewable energy content Did not yet exist Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements (MA Class I RECs): 16% for 2020
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Budget (contact customer support)

Not yet enrolled in the program? Learn about enrollment.

NOTE: 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 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 Westborough Power Choice.

 

NATIONAL GRID’S BASIC SERVICE

9.898 ¢/kWh residential
8.428 ¢/kWh commercial
8.452 ¢/kWh industrial
12.388 ¢/kWh residential
10.763 ¢/kWh commercial
11.066 ¢/kWh industrial
Price term May 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020 for residential and commercial accounts.

August 1, 2020 –  October 31, 2020 for industrial accounts.

National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for medium and large business accounts. View the most up-to-date Basic Service rates.

November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts.

November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021 for industrial accounts.

National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and small business accounts and every 3 months for medium and large business accounts. View the most up-to-date Basic Service rates.

 

Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements (MA Class I RECS): 16% for 2020.
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 Westborough Power Choice 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.