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 Choices Overview

The following applies to all Arlington Community Electricity (ACE) products starting in December 2019.

Duration

The costs for all ACE program products are fixed for 30 months, from December 2019 through the meter read in November 2022.

Renewable Energy

All ACE program products include at least the State required minimum percentages of renewable energy. Three of our products have extra renewable energy included, above and beyond the State requirements.

All the extra renewable electricity comes from local New England-based projects (MA Class I).

Exit Terms

At any time, ACE program participants can do the following without penalty:

  1. Switch between any product in Arlington Community Electricity; OR
  2. Leave any Arlington Community Electricity product and return to Eversource Basic Service

Applicability

The price of each ACE program product is the same for all customer types: Residential, Commercial and Industrial.


Product Pricing & Details

Local Green

Price: $0.11029/kWh
Renewable Electricity: Extra 11% MA Class I

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


Local Greener

Price: $0.12199/kWh
Renewable Electricity: Extra 50% MA Class I

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

Tax Credit: 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
Renewable Electricity: Extra 100% MA Class I

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

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Tax Credit: 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.

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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

Prices:*

  • Residential: $0.11882/kWh (January – June 2021)
  • Small Business: $0.11173/kWh (January – June 2021)
  • Large Business/Industrial: $0.11423/kWh (January – March 2021)

*Eversource’s fixed Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial accounts and every three months industrial accounts.

Arlington Community Electricity 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

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