Somerville CCE Choices

Somerville Community Choice Electricity (CCE) offers three choices, described below. You will also find information to compare Somerville CCE products to the Eversource Basic Service.


Product Choices Overview

The following applies to all Somerville CCE products starting in January 2020.

Term

All Somerville CCE prices are fixed for two years, from January 2020 to end of December 2022.

Renewable Energy

All Somerville CCE products include the minimum types and amounts of renewable energy required by State law. Somerville Local Green and Somerville 100% Local Green have extra renewable energy included, above and beyond the State requirements.

All extra renewable energy in the Somerville CCE products qualifies as MA Class I renewable energy. The program sources its extra MA Class I renewable energy from the Green Energy Consumers Alliance. They help make our impact stronger and more local. Learn more about our extra renewable energy here.

Exit Terms

You can do the following at anytime during the program without penalty:

  1. Switch between any product in Somerville CCE (for example, opting up to Somerville 100% Local Green); OR
  2. Leave Somerville CCE and return to Eversource Basic Service

Applicability

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


Product Prices & Details

Somerville Local Green

Price: $0.10519/kWh

Renewable Energy: Extra 10% MA Class I

Total MA Class I content in 2021: 28%

  • 18% required in 2021
  • 10% extra voluntarily added

Read more about the renewable energy standards in Massachusetts.


Somerville 100% Local Green

Price: $0.13219/kWh

Renewable Energy: Extra 100% MA Class I RECs

Total MA Class I content in 2021: 118%

  • 18% required in 2021
  • 100% extra voluntarily added

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

Read more about the renewable energy standards in Massachusetts.

Switch to Somerville 100% Local Green

Over 400 households and 20 businesses have already opted up!


Somerville Basic

Price: $0.10219/kWh

Renewable Energy: No extra renewable energy

Total MA Class I content in 2021: 18%

  • 18% required in 2021
  • No extra voluntarily added

Read more about the renewable energy standards in Massachusetts.

Switch to Somerville Basic

Products described as Green contain Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) above that required by the Commonwealth and come only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low-impact hydro located within New England. Local refers to renewable energy resources located in New England.


Eversource Basic Service Rates

Prices:

  • Residential: $0.11795/kWh (January – June 2021)
  • Small Business: $0.11086/kWh (January – June 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: $0.9427/kWh (April – June 2021)

The Somerville CCE program cannot guarantee savings compared to Eversource 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 2021: 18%

  • 18% required by State law in 2021
  • No extra voluntarily added

Read more about the renewable energy standards in Massachusetts.