Electricity Rates

Arlington Community Electricity (ACE) offers four electricity products for you to choose from, described below. You will also find information to compare Arlington Community Electricity products to Eversource Basic Service.


Product Rates & Details

Local Green

Price: $0.11029/kWh for for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: December 2019 – November 2022 

Renewable Energy: Extra 11% MA Class I Renewable Energy Certificates, in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.


Local Greener

Price: $0.12199/kWh for for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: December 2019 – November 2022 

Renewable Electricity: Extra 50% MA Class I RECs

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.

Tax Deduction: The value of the extra 50% 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.

Opt Up to Local Greener

Local Greenest

Price: $0.13699/kWh for for residential, commercial and industrial customers

Term: December 2019 – November 2022 

Renewable Electricity: Extra 100% MA Class I RECs

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.

Tax Deduction: 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.

Opt Up to Local Greenest

Opting up would add just ~$12 a month to the typical Arlington household’s bill compared to Arlington Local Green. Use our rate calculator to see the impact on your own bill.

Over 750 households and 20 businesses have already opted up!


Basic

Price: $0.10699/kWh
Renewable Energy: meets state renewable electricity standards

Also includes renewable energy to meet MA Class II, APS and the Clean Energy Standard.

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.

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 New England.

Prices for all products in the ACE 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 Eversource electric bill. Delivery charges on your Eversource electric bill are not affected by the Arlington Community Electricity program.


Eversource Basic Service RATES

  • Residential: $0.10753/kWh (July – December 2021)
  • Small Business: $0.09850/kWh (July – December 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: $0.09132/kWh (July – September 2021)

Future savings cannot be guaranteed because Eversource’s fixed Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial accounts and every three months industrial accounts.

Renewable Energy: meets state renewable electricity standards

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts.