Electricity products

The program offers three different electricity products detailed below and you may choose any product that suits your budget and climate goals. Use the calculator to compare rates. 

You can switch products at any time without penalty. 

The electricity supplier for Program Name is Direct Energy: if you’re currently participating in the program, you will see Direct Energy – City of Gloucester listed in the Supplier section of your National Grid bill.

Program products

Gloucester Local Green

Price: $0.11085/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial

Term: December 2018 – December 2021
Renewable Energy: Includes 5% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Gloucester Premium Local Green

Price: $0.13080/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial

Term: December 2018 – December 2021
Renewable Energy: Includes Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) equal to 100% the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements set by the Commonwealth.

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Tax Deduction available!  The value of the extra 100% MA Class I RECs qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this product will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra RECs.

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Gloucester Basic

Price: $0.1098/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial

Term: December 2018 – December 2021
Renewable Energy: Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements set by the Commonwealth

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

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Please note: Prices for all products in the Gloucester CEA program 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 electric bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electric bill are not affected by the Gloucester CEA program. 

Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by the Commonwealth. The additional renewable electricity qualifies for MA Class I designation and comes only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low-impact hydro located within New England. Local refers to New England.

National Grid Basic Service Rates

Prices:* 

  • Residential: 9.707 ¢/kWh (May 2021 – October 2021)
  • Small Business: 8.440 ¢/kWh (May 2021 – October 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: 8.829 ¢/kWh (August 2021 – October 2021)

*National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial accounts and every three months industrial accounts. Future savings cannot be guaranteed compared to National Grid Basic Service, because future Basic Service rates are not known beyond the months listed above.

Renewable Energy: Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements set by the Commonwealth

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.