Program Details

Welcome to the Melrose Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) program, an electricity program that offers Melrose residents and businesses rate stability, consumer protections, and an opportunity to invest in local renewable energy sources at an affordable price.  This program is an alternative to National Grid’s Basic Service and other electricity supplier offers in the competitive market.

Also known as Municipal Aggregation, it is a program created under Massachusetts General Law that allows a municipality to arrange for electricity supply on behalf of consumers in a city or town. Melrose CEA program participants remain National Grid customers and still contact National Grid in the event of outages or billing issues. Charges from the new supplier appear on the bottom of the National Grid bill as in this SAMPLE.

In June 2019, all National Grid Basic Service customers in Melrose were automatically enrolled with the selected supplier NextEra Energy Services unless they chose not to participate by opting out. Participants can leave the program at any time, without penalty, in order to go return to National Grid’s Basic Service or to another supplier.

Rate Class

“Melrose Local Green”
5% More Local Renewable Energy than Required

“Melrose Premium 100% Local Green”
100% Local Renewable Energy

“Melrose Basic”
Minimum Required Renewable Energy

National Grid
Basic Service

Residential

 

$0.10521/kWh

$0.12801/kWh

$0.10401/kWh

$0.13957/kWh

Small Business

 

$0.10521/kWh

$0.12801/kWh

$0.10401/kWh

$0.11269/kWh

Large Business

 

$0.10521/kWh

$0.12801/kWh

$0.10401/kWh

$0.12189/kWh
*NEMA

Duration

 

June 2019 – November 2021
Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.

Nov 1 – Apr 30, 2020
Residential and Small Business rates change every six months.
*Large Business rates change every three months.

Disclaimer: A goal of the aggregation program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which changes every six months for Residential and Small Business customers and every three months for Large Business customers. The aggregation program seeks 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.

       Opt-Out Envelope

          Opt-Out Letter

      Opt-Out Reply Card

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