Your options

Westborough Power Choice offers three Town-vetted electricity alternatives to National Grid’s Basic Service and to other electricity supply offers in the marketplace. As a new participant in Westborough Power Choice, you will be automatically enrolled in the Standard plan and receive 38% of your electricity from “premium” clean, renewable energy sources in the New England region. You also have two additional choices:

  • The 100% Green plan for 100% clean, renewable electricity from “premium” sources in the New England region.
  • The Budget plan for only the minimum amount of renewable electricity required by state law.

Electricity supplier: Westborough’s current electricity supplier is: Dynegy. Visit the Understand Your Bill page for details on how the program appears on your bill.

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

10.425 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023 meter read.
Renewable energy content 38% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs). That means 18% to meet state requirements and an additional 20% added voluntarily by the Town of Westborough. The total amount from premium renewable energy resources will increase by 2% each 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

12.585 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
Renewable energy content Includes 100% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (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

9.709 ¢/kWh*

for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts

Price term November 2020 meter read – November 2023  meter read.
Renewable energy content Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable energy requirements, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms Leave any time. No exit charge.

Change to Budget

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

9.707 ¢/kWh residential
8.440 ¢/kWh commercial
8.365 ¢/kWh industrial
Price term May 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts.

August 1, 2021 – October 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, including 18% from “premium” renewable energy resources in the New England region (MA Class I RECs).
Exit terms
Leave any time. No exit 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.