Great news! The City of Melrose, through electric supplier Constellation Energy, has secured a rate of 9.6 cents per kilowatt hour for residents and businesses for the next 12 months. This rate, procured through a competitive bid process, is significantly lower than the 13 cents per kilowatt hour announced by National Grid for this coming winter.
As most of you know, the City of Melrose recently launched a Community Electricity Aggregation Program for the purchase of electricity supply for Melrose residents and small businesses. Aggregation allows Melrose to form a buying group on behalf of the community to negotiate more stable, long-term rates than what may be offered to individuals or from National Grid.
This program is a direct benefit to electric ratepayers. Below are the major details.
- You will continue to receive one bill from National Grid
- You will continue to send one payment to National Grid
- National Grid will continue to respond to emergencies and outages
- Eligible accounts are automatically enrolled unless you opt-out
- You may leave the program at any time without early termination fees
- Your reliability and quality of service will stay the same
- Budget plans continue
- 5% local renewable energy
More information about opting out or joining the Melrose Program or about the local renewable energy in the Melrose Local Green standard product is available at www.melrose-cea.com, by calling (844)463-5767, or by attending one of the upcoming public information sessions.
- Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM in the GAR Room at Memorial Hall
- Thursday, December 10th at 9:30 AM at the Milano Senior Center (registration required – please call 781-662-6886)