The Town of Millbury launched the Millbury Power Choice program for residents and businesses in July 2017. The primary goals of the program are to provide annual savings and rate stability for participating consumers. The program was approved by the Board of Selectmen and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
The Millbury Power Choice rate in comparison to National Grid Basic Service rates is shown below.
Millbury Power Choice Community Electricity Aggregation Program
(Standard Product –
No Action Required)
Current National Grid
Utility Basic Service
(Supply Services Only)
September 2018 – January 2020
Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.
November 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Residential & Small Commercial rates change every six months. *Large Commercial rates change every three months.
Disclaimer: A goal of the aggregation program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which changes every six months for residential and small commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers. The aggregation program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.
Rates indicated above are for Supply Services only. The Millbury Power Choice rate of $0.10430/kWh will remain fixed and will not change from your September 2018 meter reading until your January 2020 meter reading.
On January 27th, 2017, the Town of Millbury received the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) order approving the town’s aggregation program, Millbury Power Choice. The town’s aggregation consultant, Good Energy, then conducted a competitive bid for an electricity supplier and ultimately awarded Public Power, LLC. An opt-out letter was then sent to every eligible account in Millbury. Eligible accounts are defined as those currently on National Grid’s Basic Service and not in contract with a third party supplier (TPS). Additionally, any account holder that has previously asked National Grid not to have their information shared with marketers were deemed ineligible. Any account that is not initially eligible is able to join the program at a later time. The opt-out letter clearly compared the National Grid rate and the Millbury Power Choice rate and provided contact information for those having questions. This website will have information about the program along with contact information for anyone wishing to speak to a program representative. Finally, it should be emphasized that no one affiliated with the town’s aggregation program will be calling, going door-to-door, or sending mailers. The only communication will be the opt-out letter, which will be recognizable as coming from the Town of Millbury.