New Electricity Choices

New Electricity Choices

The Program will have different products to select from, providing you the ability to pick the one that best balances cost and renewable electricity content. Renewable electricity will be certified by purchasing and retiring Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use. Learn more about RECs.

Rochester Standard
(default product)

Price: 16.310 ¢/kWh for all rate classes.
Term: March 2023 – December 2024
Renewable Energy: Includes 10% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by Massachusetts.

Rochester Plus

Price: 17.850 ¢/kWh for all rate classes.
Term: March 2023 – December 2024
Renewable Energy: Adds voluntary Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by Massachusetts to total 100% renewable.

Please note: Prices for all products in the Rochester Community Electricity Program include a $0.001/kWh commission 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. 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 Rochester Community Electricity Program. 

Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by the Commonwealth. 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. 

For new customers in the Medium and Large Business rate class (see here) and for those customers who have previously opted out of the Program, the program’s supplier may offer a market rate.

Eversource Basic Service Rates

Residential: 25.776 ¢/kWh, January – June 2023
Commercial: 26.049 ¢/kWh, January – June 2023
Industrial: 40.263 ¢/kWh (SEMA), January – March 2023
Renewable Energy: Meets minimum renewable energy standards

Future savings compared to Eversource Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because future Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers, and every three months for industrial customers.