Electricity choices with the Melrose Community Power program

Melrose Community Power Choices

Melrose Community Power (MCP) offers three electricity choices, described below. You will also find information to compare Melrose Community Power products to National Grid Basic Service. 

The following applies to all Melrose Community Power (MCP) products:

Term

The costs of each MCP product are fixed from June 2019 through the end of November 2021.

Renewable Energy

All MCP products include at least the State required minimum percentages of renewable energy.  Two of our products have extra renewable energy included, above and beyond the State requirements. 

All extra renewable energy in MCP qualifies as MA Class I renewable energy and we ensure it comes from as locally as possible with the Green Energy Consumers Alliance. Learn more here.

Exit Terms

At any time, MCP participants can do the following without penalty:

  1. Switch between any product in Melrose Community Power; OR
  2. Leave any Melrose Community Power product and return to National Grid Basic Service 

Applicability

The price of each MCP product is the same for all customer types: Residential, Small Business and Large Business.


Product Pricing & Details

Local Green (Standard product)
Price:  10.521¢/kWh
Renewable Energy: Extra 5% MA Class I
Total MA Class I content in 2020: 21% 

  • 16% required by State law in 2020
  • 5% extra voluntarily added

Also includes renewable energy to meet MA Class II, APS and the Clean Energy Standard (Click here for details).


100% Local Green
Price: 12.801¢/kWh
Renewable Energy: Extra 100% MA Class I
Total MA Class I content in 2020: 100% 

  • 16% required by State law in 2020
  • 100% extra voluntarily added

Also includes renewable energy to meet MA Class II, APS and the Clean Energy Standard (Click here for details).

**Tax Credit**  The value of the extra 100% MA Class I renewable energy qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. See more detail here.

Opt Up to 100% Local Green: Click here

Opting up would add just $12 a month to the typical Melrose household’s bill compared to MCP Local Green (average usage less than 505 kWh per month). Use our calculator (here) to see the impact on your own bill.


Basic
Price: 10.401 ¢/kWh 
Renewable Energy: 0% Extra MA Class I
Total MA Class I content in 2020: 16% 

  • 16% required by State law in 2020
  • No extra voluntarily renewable electricity added

Also includes renewable energy to meet MA Class II, APS and the Clean Energy Standard (Click here for details).

Please note: Prices for all products in the Melrose Community Power 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, but this did not happen during the last contract. 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 Melrose Community Power program.


National Grid Basic Service

Prices:* 

  • Residential: 9.898 ¢/kWh (May – October 2020)
  • Small Business: 8.428 ¢/kWh (May – October 2020)
  • Large Business/Industrial: 8.2230 ¢/kWh (August – October 2020)

*National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and commercial accounts and every 3 months industrial accounts.

Melrose Community Power cannot guarantee savings compared to National Grid Basic Service, because future Basic Service rates are not known beyond the months listed above.

Renewable Energy: No extra renewable energy

Total MA Class I content in 2020: 16% 

  • 16% required by State law in 2020
  • No extra voluntarily renewable electricity added

Also includes renewable energy to meet MA Class II, APS and the Clean Energy Standard.

Opt Up Today!
Choose 100% clean energy and be a climate champion. See Bill Calculator to compare prices.


Check Your Participation
See sample bills for supply from Melrose Community Power or from National Grid Basic Service.


Consumer Alert
Beware of door-to-door sales, mail and calls from third-party suppliers. See Attorney General’s warning here.


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