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35,000 lbs CO2 emissions avoided
by Somerville CCE program

Choose 100% renewable energy through Somerville Community Choice Electricity

Somerville's community choice electricity program gives you more renewable energy options. You can switch to 100% local renewable energy supplied by a non-profit.

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What's going on in Somerville

As a resident of Somerville, MA, you are enrolled in Somerville Community Choice Electricity (CCE).

The city of Somerville has taken powerful action to shift more fossil fuels off of the New England power grid while keeping electricity rates competitive with Eversource’s basic supply mix through this program. You are getting a Somerville-only electricity supply that includes 26% local renewable energy instead of the 16% required by Massachusetts state law at an affordable price. And nothing changed about how you pay for electricity - the program shows up right on your Eversource bill.

You also have the opportunity to "opt-up" to 100% renewable energy! If you opt up, you will be using 100% of your electricity dollar to demand local renewable energy, shifting fossil fuels off of our power grid even faster.

Who is Green Energy Consumers?

A local non-profit, supplying the additional local renewable energy to Somerville residents.

That means you are supporting more New England renewable energy projects (Massachusetts Class 1) than the average MA resident. Green Energy Consumers Alliance matches electricity usage with Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard qualified “Class 1” Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the projects in their portfolio to ensure that your purchase is truly helping to get more renewable energy on the power grid.

Learn more about Class 1.

Somervillians are opting-up to 100%

442 Somerville households and businesses have opted for EXTRA renewable energy through Somerville CCE as of January, 2020.

Somerville ma electricity CCE testimonial Margaret"I worry about how climate change will change [my children's] futures. Opting up to the 100% Local Green energy was an easy decision. We need to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, if we want to slow down the warming of the earth. And, paying for the cents more per kWh to help fund clean, local energy production is a concrete action I can make to improve the future of my kids."

Margaret P, Somerville resident

Somerville ma electricity CCE testimonial Jessica and Ben"It was easy to switch. We want a clean, healthy future for our 6-year-old son and all kids, and the way to get there is to make sure our energy comes from renewable sources... Our kids depend on us to make healthy choices, and Somerville is making it easier for us to do so. And now the 100% renewable rate is so close to the regular Eversource rate it's a total no brainer to switch!"

Jessica G & Ben L, Somerville resident

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How it works


in just 5 minutes online or via phone. All you need is your electricity account number.


as normal. You pay a few cents extra per kWh for renewable energy.


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Let's talk pricing

When you switch to Somerville 100% Local Green you will pay a couple cents more for each kilowatt hour (kWh) that your home or business uses. Use this calculator to see how this would work our for you and you energy usage:

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In this chart, you can see how Somerville 100% Local Green compares to Eversource’s current rates, which you were paying before the CCE went into effect. 


Check out Somerville's CCE website: 

Or, contact us at 800-287-3950 x5 or