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.

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 (Default product)

Price:  $0.10521/kWh
Renewable Energy: Extra 5% MA Class I

Also meets all state renewable electricity standards.


100% Local Green

Price: $0.12801/kWh
Renewable Energy: Extra 100% MA Class I

Also meets all state renewable electricity standards.

Tax Credit: 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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Basic

Price: $0.10401/kWh 
Renewable Energy: meets state requirements for renewable electricity.

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

Prices:* 

  • Residential: 12.388 ¢/kWh (November 2020 – April 2021)
  • Small Business: 10.763 ¢/kWh (November 2020 – April 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: 11.325 ¢/kWh (November 2020- January 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 state renewable electricity standards.

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