The City of Melrose will be restarting the Melrose Community Electricity Aggregation program for residents and businesses in June of 2019. The primary goals of the program are to provide competitive choice, longer-term price stability and more renewable energy options to participating consumers. The program was approved by the Board of Aldermen and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
The City of Melrose is pleased to announce new program rates shown below.
“Melrose Local Green”
5% More Local Renewable Energy than Required
“Melrose Premium 100% Local Green”
100% Local Renewable Energy
Minimum Required Renewable Energy
National Grid Basic Service
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.
May – October 2019
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.
Watch your mailboxes in early April for the postcard below which contains important program information.
Opt-Out Reply Card
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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. It is an alternative to National Grid’s Basic Service and other electricity suppliers 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 call National Grid in the event of outages or billing issues. Charges from the new supplier will appear on the bottom of the National Grid bill as in this SAMPLE.
In June 2019, all National Grid Basic Service customers in Melrose will be automatically enrolled with the selected supplier NextEra Energy Services unless they choose not to participate by opting out. Participants can leave the program at any time, without penalty, to go back to National Grid’s Basic Service or to another supplier.