Program Details

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
We are pleased to announce that the Town of Millbury has renewed Millbury Power Choice, its Community Electricity Aggregation program. The program will be renewed with a new power supplier, NextEra Energy Services. The seamless transition of electricity supply to NextEra Energy Services will take place with your January 2020 meter reading and extend through December 2022 for a total of 35 months. The new rate with NextEra Energy Services will be 10.316 cents/kilowatt hour. This rate will remain fixed and not change during the 35-month period. Your February National Grid bill for January service will reflect this change.

No action is required to participate if you are already enrolled in the existing Millbury program. Please read the letter below that was sent on January 16th, 2020 to Millbury residents that are participating in the Community Electricity Aggregation program. The letter serves as a program update and also provides important information about program features and how to participate.

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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.

Below, please see the current electricity rate and the new electricity rate beginning in January 2020 for the  Millbury Power Choice Community Electricity Aggregation program.

Rate Class

Millbury Power Choice Community Electricity Aggregation Program
(Standard Product –
No Action Required)

Millbury Power Choice Premium 100%
Local Green
(100% local
renewable energy)

National Grid 
Utility Basic Service 
(Supply Services Only)

Residential

$0.10316/kWh

$0.12366/kWh

$0.09828/kWh

Small Commercial

$0.10316/kWh

$0.12366/kWh

$0.08428/kWh

Large Commercial

$0.10316/kWh

$0.12366/kWh

$0.08070kWh WCMA*

Duration

January 2020 – December 2022
Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.

May 1 – Oct 31, 2020 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 Large Commercial 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 $0.10316/kWh will remain fixed and will not change from your January 2020 meter reading until your December 2022 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.

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