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.
THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF SAVINGS
The primary intent of the program is to provide price stability and savings over the duration of the 36-month term. National Grid’s rates for electric supply change every six months for Residential and Small Commercial customers and every three months for Industrial customers. Thus, National Grid Basic Service rates may drop below the program rate during any subsequent period.
“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.)
To calculate your monthly savings, subtract the program option rate of your choice from the National Grid Basic Service rate which applies to you and multiply that number by your monthly usage, indicated in kWh on your bill.
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) 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.
Opt-Out Letter Envelope