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 to secure electricity 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 community.
BCCE’s current rates will change with your December meter read. BCCE’s new rates will then be locked in through December 2025 with a new contracted supplier, Direct Energy. New pricing can be found in the Program Rates section below. You can also utilize the calculator to determine any potential savings.
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 summer 2023 residential rate of $0.16078/kWh is higher than the BCCE Standard plan.
Compare the cost of the program's three plans against one another, Basic Service, and third-party suppliers. BCCE's Green 100 plan (100% renewable energy) is only one cent more per kWh than Eversource's rate (22% renewable energy)!
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has developed a website to help consumers shop for electricity supply. Rates shown for third-party suppliers are introductory rates. We have witnessed Boston residents paying rates nearly five and a half times that of BCCE's Standard (default) plan.
How it works
(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 plan and the lower-cost Optional Basic plan, to help serve all of our customers.
BCCE automatically enrolls Eversource Basic Service customers.
Basic Service customers are mailed a notification letter giving them the opportunity to opt-out of BCCE or opt-in to more renewables. If you do not opt-out, you are placed on the program’s Standard (32% renewable energy) plan. 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, wait 24-48 hours, 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 interfere with those benefits. In fact, we encourage those who qualify to apply for assistance regardless of their supplier. Visit boston.gov/energy for more information on Mass Save, Rental Relief Fund, LIHEAP and the Affordable Connectivity Program.
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 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 BCCE.
But you can still join BCCE! Learn more on how to protect your account 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.