Arlington Community Electricity (ACE) is a municipal aggregation (or Community Electricity Aggregation) program operated by the Town of Arlington. With Arlington Community Electricity, Eversource continues to deliver your electricity and manage all electricity billing. The only change is the source and cost of electricity supply, chosen by the Town of Arlington through a competitive bidding process.
Arlington Community Electricity has a standard product, called Arlington Local Green, which has more renewable energy than required by the Commonwealth. Participants in the program are enrolled in Arlington Local Green unless they affirmatively choose one of our other optional products. Learn more about the program options, including how to switch your choice.
Includes 11% more Renewable Energy Certificates, than required by the Commonwealth
Includes 50% more Renewable Energy Certificates, than required by the Commonwealth
Includes Renewable Energy Certificates equal to 100% of the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements
Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements
Arlington Community Electricity pricing will remain fixed from December 2019 – November 2022. 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 New England.
MA Class I RECs
All of the additional RECs included in the program are designated as Massachusetts Class I. RECs are the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use. Learn more about the RECs that are included on the Renewable Energy page.
Eversource Basic Service Rates
$0.11795/kWh for Residential January – June 2021
$0.11086/kWh for Commercial January – June 2021
$0.11336kWh for Industrial April – June 2021
Future savings cannot be guaranteed because Basic Service rates change every six months for Residential and Commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Goals of Arlington Community Electricity
Competitive, Stable Price
Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, ACE provides competitive, stable rates. Please note, savings compared to Eversource Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Support Renewable Energy Sources
Arlington Community Electricity’s standard product and optional products include more renewable energy than required by the Commonwealth. This means you can support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region. Learn more about our renewable energy options.
Increased Choice and Easy Participation
The program offers 4 different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Arlington can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.
Participants in ACE may leave the program at any time without penalty.
Solar Electricity Consumers will continue to receive their net metering credits while participating in the program.
Budget Plan or Eligible Low-Income delivery rate consumers will continue to receive those benefits from the utility.
How to Participate in Arlington Community Electricity
Most residents and businesses in Arlington already participate in the ACE program. Check your electricity bill to see if you’re one of them: the Supplier should be listed as Direct Energy-Town of Arlington. If Eversource is still listed as your supplier, you may complete the enrollment form to sign up for ACE. If a different supplier is listed, contact that supplier to check for penalties or termination fees that they may charge before you join the ACE program.
Participation in the ACE program is voluntary: you can leave the program at any time without fee or penalty. The program will periodically send Customer Notification letters to new or newly eligible electricity customers, which includes the program details, information about product prices, and renewable energy certificates. Customers who receive this letter and do not choose to opt out will be automatically enrolled. To enroll sooner, use our online forms.
Questions & Support
To manage Arlington Community Electricity, the Town partners with an aggregation consultant, Good Energy L.P. For questions and support, contact a Good Energy representative at (800) 680-9104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.