Community Choice Electricity
Community Choice Electricity (CCE) is a municipal aggregation program. There are currently over 150 similar programs throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Boston’s is the largest one. The program allows the City of Boston to secure electricity on behalf of it's residents and businesses at a competitive rate. By using the City's collective buying power, we aim to provide affordable and renewable electricity to the program’s customers. CCE ensures that energy decisions are made locally and reflect the values of Boston’s communities. It’s a vehicle for meeting our collective economic and environmental goals.
Why do you choose Boston Community Choice Electricity?
Share with us your reasons for participating in the program. We want to share them with other Bostonians!
Eversource offers residents an electric supply option called Basic Service. CCE will strive to save customers money relative to Basic Service. However, savings cannot be guaranteed as Eversource rates change two times each year. There will be new, lower, rates for CCE Nov. 2021-Dec. 2023.
Compare the cost of the program's three products (Basic, Standard, and Green 100) against one another. Here you can compare CCE products against Eversource’s Basic Service rates. Additionally, you will be able to see the Greenhouse Gas reduction achieved with each of our products.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has developed this website to help consumers in shopping for electric supply products. Rates shown for third-party suppliers are introductory rates and current market conditions show they may soon be as high as $.20 kWh.
How it works
Community Choice Electricity (CCE) gives you choice on the type of electricity that powers your home or business.
The City of Boston has the ability to create our own products. We provide options for more renewable energy, like the Green 100 option and the lower-cost Basic Option to help serve all customers.
CCE automatically enrolls Eversource Basic Service customers.
Basic Service customers are mailed a notification letter giving them the opportunity to opt-out of CCE or opt-in to more renewables. If one does not opt-out, they are placed on the program’s Standard product.
Continue to benefit from existing programs, plans, and assistance.
If you benefit from a program, plan, or some form of assistance, the CCE program will not affect those benefits.
CCE is flexible. You can opt-in or opt-out at any time with no contract or fees.
If you’ve signed an electric contract with a competitive supplier, you will not automatically be enrolled in CCE.
But you can still join CCE! Learn more on how to protect from the dangers of competitive electric suppliers, and your options moving forward.
Eversource continues to serve as your utility.
As a CCE customer, Eversource continues to handle electricity delivery. They also handle customer billing and service, grid maintenance, and power outages.
Working Toward Carbon Neutrality
The Community Choice Electricity program helps Boston achieve our goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Carbon neutrality means that our community will only release as much carbon pollution as our environment can safely absorb.
The City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan is our five-year work plan for how we achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Plan highlights strategies for Boston to accelerate emissions reductions from its buildings, transportation systems, and energy supply. The Community Choice Electricity is one of the primary tools for reducing emissions from our energy supply. Learn more about our strategies to reduce carbon emissions.