The City of Gloucester is pleased to announce the launch of the
Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation program for residents and businesses beginning in December 2018 and going through December 2021. The primary goals of the program are to provide a cost-effective, stable and responsible alternative to utility electricity rates for participating consumers. The program will also offer participants exciting renewable energy options from which to choose. Various public meetings are scheduled where the program will be discussed – please click here to view, or click on the News & Information tab above. The program was approved by the City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Program rates are show below.
Keep in mind that your National Grid bill is divided into two sets of charges, one for supply and one for delivery. The Gloucester CEA program will only impact the supply portion of your bill. This is identified on your National Grid bill under Supply Services. The program does not affect the delivery or transmission portions of your bill which are substantial. Additionally, summer rates have been historically lower than winter rates. For example, the National Grid residential rate for summer 2018 was 10.87 cents/kWh.
Disclaimer: A goal of the CEA program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which changes every three months for industrial customers and every six months for residential and small commercial customers. The Aggregation program sees to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.
“Gloucester Local Green”
Five (5) Percent More Local Renewable Energy Than Required
“Gloucester Premium Local Green”
One Hundred (100) Percent Local Renewable Energy
No Additional Local Renewable Energy
National Grid Basic Service
NO ACTION REQUIRED
December 2018 – December 2021
(Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read n your service area.
November 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
and Small Commercial rates change every six months. *Industrial rates change every three months.)
Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation