Program Details

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.

Rate Class

“Gloucester Local Green”
Five (5) Percent More Local Renewable Energy Than Required

“Gloucester Premium Local Green”
One Hundred (100) Percent Local Renewable Energy

“Gloucester Basic”
No Additional Local Renewable Energy

Current
National Grid Basic Service

DEFAULT PROGRAM
NO ACTION REQUIRED

OPTIONAL PRODUCT

OPTIONAL PRODUCT

Residential

$0.11085/kWh

$0.13080/kWh

$0.10980/kWh

$0.13718/kWh

Small Commercial

$0.11085/kWh

$0.13080/kWh

$0.10980/kWh

$0.13166/kWh

Industrial

$0.11085/kWh

$0.13080/kWh

$0.10980/kWh

$0.15024/kWh NEMA*

Duration

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 
(Residential
and Small Commercial rates change every six months. *Industrial rates change every three months.)

Please consider opting up to Gloucester Premium Local Green (100% local renewable energy),
now nearly 5% less expensive (supply portion only) than
National Grid’s Winter Basic Service rate (14% renewable energy in 2019).

Learn more about Gloucester’s Green Electricity options 
here!

Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation

You will receive the notification letter (shown below – currently being redesigned – please check back soon) in the mail. This letter is the ONLY authorized mailing from the City of Gloucester regarding the Gloucester CEA program. To enroll in the program, no action is required. Any mail you may receive requesting you to mail in an enrollment form is NOT affiliated with the Gloucester CEA program. Please return the enclosed card in order to opt out of the  Gloucester CEA program.