Melrose Community Power program

Program Overview

Melrose Community Power (MCP) 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 renewable energy generated in New England.

Check your bill to determine if you are enrolled in Melrose Community Power.


Program products

Melrose Community Power has a standard product, called Melrose Local Green, which has more renewable energy than required by the Commonwealth. Participants in the program receive Melrose Local Green unless they affirmatively choose one of our optional products. Learn more, including how to switch your choice.

Melrose Local Green
(standard product)

Includes 5% more Renewable Energy Certificates, than required by the Commonwealth

$0.10521/kWh

Melrose 100% Local Green

Includes Renewable Energy Certificates equal to 100% of the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements

$0.12801/kWh

Melrose Basic
 

Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements

$0.10401/kWh

Products described as Green contain Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) above that required by the Commonwealth and come only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low-impact hydro located within New England. Local refers to electricity from renewable energy resources located in New England.

MA Class I RECs

All of the additional RECs included in the program are designated as Massachusetts Class I. RECs are the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use. Learn more about the RECs that are included on the Renewable Energy page.

Program options will be available to all residents and businesses in June 2019 through November  2021.

National Grid Basic Service Rates

$0.09707/kWh for Residential – May 2021 through October 2021
$0.08440/kWh for Commercial – May 2021 through October 2021
$0.08533/kWh for Industrial – May 2021 through July 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.

Melrose Community Power Lawn Sign

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Goals of Melrose Community Power

Competitive, Stable Price

Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, MCP provides competitive, stable rates. Please note, savings 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.

Support Renewable Energy Sources Renewable Energy

MCP’s standard and optional products include more Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I), than required by the Commonwealth. This means you can support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region.

Increased Choice and
Easy Participation

The program offers 3 different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Melrose can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.

Participants in MCP may leave the program at any time without penalty.

Solar Electricity Consumers will continue to receive their net metering credits while participating in the program.

Budget Plan or Eligible Low-Income delivery rate consumers will continue to receive those benefits from the utility.


How to Participate in Melrose Community Power

Most residents and businesses in Melrose already participate in the MCP program. Check your electricity bill to see if you’re one of them: the Supplier should be listed as NEXTERA ENERGY SRVCS MA-MELROSE AGG (check the sample bill). If National Grid is still listed as your supplier, you may complete the enrollment form to sign up for MCP. If a different supplier is listed, contact that supplier to check for penalties or termination fees that they may charge before you join the MCP program.

Participation in the MCP program is voluntary: you can leave the program at any time without fee or penalty.

The program will periodically send Customer Notification letters to new or newly eligible electricity customers, which includes the program details, information about product prices, and renewable energy certificates. Customers who receive this letter and do not choose to opt out will be automatically enrolled. To enroll sooner, use our online forms.

Questions and Support

Have questions or need help? Please visit the support page, which contains the contact information for the current program supplier and a form for comments.