Electricity choices with the Melrose Community Power program

Melrose Community Power Products

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

Product Details

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Melrose Local Green (Standard product)

Price:  $0.10521/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: June 2019 – November 2021
Renewable Energy: Includes 5% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth. Total MA Class I RECs:

  • 2019: 19%
  • 2020: 21%
  • 2021: 23%

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

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Melrose 100% Local Green (optional product)

Price: $0.12801/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: June 2019 – November 2021
Renewable Energy: Includes Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) equal to 100% the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements set by the Commonwealth. Total MA Class I RECs:

  • 2019: 114%
  • 2020: 116%
  • 2021: 118%

How can we have more than 100% RECs?

Also meets all renewable energy standards.

Tax Deduction: The value of the extra 100% MA Class I renewable energy qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this option will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra renewable electricity.

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Melrose Basic (optional product)

Price: $0.10401/kWh for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: June 2019 – November 2021
Renewable Energy: Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements set by the Commonwealth

  • 2019: 14%
  • 2020: 16%
  • 2021: 18%

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by state law. 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.

Please note: Prices for all products in the Melrose Community Power program include a $0.001/kWh consultant 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 Rates

  • Residential: 12.388 ¢/kWh (November 2020 – April 2021)
  • Small Business: 10.763 ¢/kWh (November 2020 – April 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: 10.230 ¢/kWh (February – April 2021)

*National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial accounts and every three months industrial accounts. Future savings cannot be guaranteed compared to National Grid Basic Service, because future Basic Service rates are not known beyond the months listed above.

Renewable Energy: Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements set by the Commonwealth