Boston Community Choice Electricity
Boston Community Choice Electricity (BCCE) is a municipal aggregation program. There are currently over 150 similar programs throughout Massachusetts-Boston’s is the largest one. The Program allows the City of Boston to secure electricity on behalf of its 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. BCCE 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.
Eversource Basic Service residential summer rate (July 1-Dec. 31): $0.17871/kWh
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 a supply option called Basic Service. BCCE strives to save customers money relative to Basic Service. However, savings cannot be guaranteed as Eversource rates change 2x each year. Eversource's Basic Service residential rate of $0.17871/kWh, effective July - Dec. 2022, is higher than all three BCCE plans.
Compare the cost of the program's three plans (Optional Basic, Standard/Default, and Optional Green 100) against one another. Here you can also compare BCCE products against Eversource Basic Service residential and commercial rates. Additionally, you will be able to see the Greenhouse Gas reduction achieved with each of our three plans.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has developed a website to help consumers shop for electric supply products. Rates shown for third-party suppliers are introductory rates. Current market conditions show they are > $.20/kWh costing average customers hundreds of extra dollars.
How it works
Boston Community Choice Electricity (BCCE) gives you A 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.
BCCE 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 you do not opt-out, you are placed on the program’s Standard (30% renewable energy) product. You can opt-up to Green 100 or down to Optional Basic at any time. If you have a supply block on your account, you will not be automatically enrolled in the Program but you can still join! Call Eversource and have them remove the block then enroll by filling out our online form.
Continue to benefit from existing programs, plans, and assistance.
If you benefit from a program, plan, or some form of assistance, the BCCE program will not affect those benefits. In fact, we encourage those who qualify to apply for assistance regardless of their supplier.
BCCE is flexible. You can opt-in, out, Up or Down at any time with no contract or fees.
You can change your enrollment or renewable content by calling:
- the program’s electric supplier — Constellation NewEnergy — at 833-930-3161
- program manager, Theresa, at 617-635-2331, or
- by filling out our online form.
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 BCCE customer, Eversource continues to handle electricity delivery. They also handle customer billing and service, meter reads, 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.