Options & Prices


Worcester Standard Green is the default program offering and includes 20% local renewable electricity in addition to the minimum amount required by state law for a total of:

  • 36% renewable electricity in 2020
  • 38% renewable electricity in 2021
  • 40% renewable electricity in 2022

For 100% renewable electricity, you may choose the Worcester 100% Green option.

Electricity supplier: Worcester’s current electricity supplier is: Direct Energy. If you participate in the Worcester Community Choice Aggregation, you will see Direct Energy listed on your National Grid 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 Worcester Community Choice Aggregation prices with National Grid’s current 6-month Basic Service price, or use the online calculator to compare Worcester’s prices with National Grid’s most recent 12-month average Basic Service price.

If you opt out, you will remain on National Grid’s Basic Service.

Compare to: National Grid’s Basic Service***
Renewable energy content 20% renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs, typically coming from wind energy sources in New England) in addition to the renewable electricity content that meets minimum Massachusetts renewable electricity requirements, for a total of:

  • 36% in 2020
  • 38% in 2021
  • 40% in 2022
A total of 100% renewable electricity (MA Class I RECs, typically coming from wind energy sources in New England), achieved by adding renewable electricity in the following amounts to the minimum Massachusetts renewable electricity requirements:

  • 84% in 2020
  • 82% in 2021
  • 80% in 2022
Meets minimum Massachusetts renewable electricity requirements (MA Class I RECs):

  • 16% in 2020
  • 18% in 2021
  • 20% in 2022
Residential 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 12.388 ¢/kWh**
Commercial 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 10.763 ¢/kWh**
Industrial 11.442 ¢/kWh* 14.031 ¢/kWh* 11.066 ¢/kWh**
Price period February 2020 meter read – December 2022 meter read February 2020 meter read – December 2022 meter read November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for residential and commercial accounts.

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

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* Program prices include a $0.0009/kWh administration fee and a $0.001/kWh operational fee that will support energy initiatives in the City of Worcester and aggregation program management. 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.

**  National Grid’s fixed Basic Service prices change every six (6) months for residential and small business accounts and every three (3) months for medium and large business accounts. They will next change on May1, 2021, for residential and commercial accounts, and on February 1, 2021, for industrial accounts .

*** 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.


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Savings cannot be guaranteed

Please note that, while the Worcester Community Choice Electricity Aggregation seeks to provide a price that is equal to or lower than National Grid’s average Basic Service price, there is no guarantee of savings compared with National Grid’s Basic Service price because future National Grid prices are unknown.