Overview

Scituate Community Choice Electricity (CCE) is a program offered by the town of Scituate to provide new electricity supply options and more renewable energy to Scituate residents and businesses.

Scituate Community Electricity is the only electricity program offered by the Town – beware of look-alike offers and always look for the town seal on materials sent to you.

Watch Scituate’s State of Affairs: Community Choice Electricity Program, with guest, Lisa Bertola, Scituate Community Choice Electricity Chair, as she discusses the Program.

Two public information sessions will be held to discuss the Program with Q&A. All are welcome.
Scituate COA, Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Scituate Public Library Community Room, Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Enroll in the Program

The Scituate Community Electricity Program will launch in March 2023. Please note, most residential and small business customers will not need to take any action to participate in the Program. See the “How It Works” section below for details on enrollment.

Scituate Community Electricity has a standard product, Scituate Standard, which has more renewable energy certificates (MA Class I RECs) than required by the Commonwealth. Participants in the program receive Scituate Standard unless they affirmatively choose one of the other electricity products

Scituate Community Choice Electricity (CCE) Eversource Basic Service National Grid Basic Service
Scituate Standard Scituate Plus Scituate Basic Residential
Rates 16.710 ¢/kWh 17.850 ¢/kWh 16.310 ¢/kWh 25.776 ¢/kWh 33.891 ¢/kWh
Fixed for 21 Months
Extra Renewables from New England
100% Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Adds 10% voluntary renewable energy (MA Class I RECs) Adds voluntary renewable energy (MA Class I RECs) to total 100% Meets renewable energy standards Meets renewable energy standards Meets renewable energy standards
Duration March 2023 - December 2024 January - June 2023 November 2022 - April 2023
Details

Goals of Scituate Community Choice Electricity Program

Competitive, Stable Price

Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk buying power of thousands of households and businesses in the Town, Scituate CCE looks to provide competitive, stable rates. While the Program cannot guarantee savings for customers in the future, we expect the Program will perform well and remain competitive over the years to come.

SupportRenewable Energy

Scituate Community Choice Electricity’s standard and optional products include more renewable energy than required by Massachusetts. This means you can use cleaner electricity and support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region. 

Increased Choice with Easy Participation

The Program offers different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Scituate can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.

Participants in Scituate Community Choice Electricity may leave the Program at any time without penalty.

How It Works

Scituate Community Choice Electricity does not replace Eversource or National Grid’s‘s as our electric utility. The utility continues to deliver electricity, repair outages and manage all billing. The Program offers alternatives for the Supply portion of your bill..  See the Understanding Your Bill section on Eversource or National Grid’s website to see the difference between Supply and Delivery sections.

The Program is open to electricity customers in Scituate, whether they be a resident, business, renter, or owner. 

Prior to program launch, Scituate will conduct extensive education and outreach to notify our community

The Program is structured with voluntary participation and automatic enrollment.

  • Voluntary participation: customers can leave the Program at any time without penalty, either before the program starts or during.
  • Automatic enrollment for most: in Scituate, most residential and some business customers are receiving their electricity supply from Eversource or National Grid Basic Service. For these customers, entry into the Program is simple and easy. They will be given a 30-day period during which they have the opportunity to opt out (i.e., not participate) or choose one of the program’s optional products. Those who do not opt out are automatically enrolled in the Program.

    Customers eligible for automatic enrollment will periodically receive a Customer Notification Letter in the mail. It will provide program details and ways in which to opt out via prepaid mailer, phone and online form.
  • Opt-in required for some: Scituate residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than Eversource or National Grid are not automatically enrolled in the Program, though they can voluntarily opt in to the Program at any time. The Department of Public Utilities advises all customers of third party suppliers to check their contract terms as their supplier may charge them a fee or a penalty to leave before the end of their contract with their supplier. 

Solar electricity consumers will not be impacted and will continue to receive all net metering credits while participating in the Program.

Budget Billing and Low Income Delivery Rate customers will continue to receive those benefits while participating in the Program.

Questions & Support

Have questions or need help? Please visit the Contact Us page, which contains a form to submit comments or questions.