Melrose Community Power is a municipal aggregation program operated by the City of Melrose. With Melrose Community Power, National Grid continues to deliver electricity, repair outages and manage all electricity billing. The only change is the electricity supply, which has been chosen by the City of Melrose to provide more options and additional New England-based renewable electricity. Check your bill to determine if you are enrolled in Melrose Community Power.
The City has renamed Melrose Community Electricity Aggregation (Melrose CEA) as
Melrose Community Power or MCP!
Melrose Community Power has a standard product, called Local Green, which has more renewable energy than required by state law. Participants in the program receive Local Green unless they affirmatively choose one of our optional products. Learn more, including how to switch your choice.
5% extra renewable electricity
(MA Class I)
100% extra renewable electricity
(MA Class I)
Meets state renewable electricity standards
Melrose Community Power pricing will remain fixed and in effect from June 2019 through November 2021. 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 generation located in New England.
National Grid Basic Service Rates
$0.12388/kWh for Residential – November 2020 through April 2021
$0.10763/kWh for Commercial – November 2020 through April 2021
$0.11325/kWh for Industrial – November 2020 to January 2021.
Future savings cannot be guaranteed because National Grid Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Goals of Melrose Community Power (MCP)
MCP will procure electricity supply contracts when the market is favorable. Combined with the bulk buying power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, MCP will aim to produce savings for customers compared to National Grid’s Basic Service rates, however, future savings cannot be guaranteed because Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Local Renewable Energy
MCP’s standard product includes 5% more local renewable energy, known as Massachusetts Class I, than required by the State. If you choose, MCP also offers a 100% renewable energy product. Learn more about our renewable electricity products.
MCP has contracted for a multi-year, fixed price contract. In contrast, National Grid Basic Service rates change every six months for Residential and Small Commercial customers, and every three months for Large Business customers, therefore Melrose Community Power rates may be above or below the Basic Service rate in any given period. Savings compared to National Grid Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because future Basic Service rates are unknown.
Participants in Melrose Community Power may leave the program at any time without penalty.
Budget Plan or Eligible Low-Income delivery rate consumers will continue to receive those benefits from the utility.
Solar Electricity Consumers will not be impacted and will continue to receive their net metering credits while participating in the program.
How to Participate in Melrose Community Power
If you are not already participating in Melrose Community Power, you can enroll in any of the available products at any time by completing the enrollment form. New electricity accounts opened in Melrose will receive a mailer that triggers automatic enrollment in the program, however it may take a few billing cycles or more. To speed up that enrollment, you can fill out the form.
If you already have a competitive electricity supplier (that is not National Grid Basic Service), then you may join Melrose Community Power when your existing contract ends. If you are thinking about terminating your existing competitive electricity supply contract, before you make a decision, be sure to find out if there are penalties or fees for early termination.
Questions & Support
To manage Melrose Community Power, the City partners with an aggregation consultant, Good Energy L.P. For questions and support, you may contact a Good Energy representative at 888-228-8238.
1Savings compared to National Grid Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
2 Melrose Community Power rates may be above or below the Basic Service rate in any given period.