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Our green power program adds a
small additional cost per kWh to your electric bill.

Your price per kWh is determined by the renewable energy option you choose.

Your Renewable Energy Mix Options:

Our green power program adds a small premium to your electric bill. For most households, it only adds $10-20 per month or 30-75 cents per day. Your total payments toward New England GreenStart and New England Wind are 100% federally tax-deductible.

Your rate per kWh is determined by the renewable energy option you choose. You can select from two renewable energy options, which differ in price and content:

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New England Wind logo   New England GreenStart logo
Mix 100% wind power from New England wind turbines (Class I)   Mix 25% New England wind, solar, new low-impact hydro and anaerobic digester gas (Class I)
Rate 3.8 cents/kWh in addition to your normal electric bill   Rate 2.2 cents/kWh in addition to your normal electric bill
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Your total payments toward New England Wind are 100% federally tax-deductible.   Tax
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Your total payments toward New England GreenStart are 100% federally tax-deductible.
Example You use 600 kWh this month. You will pay $22.80 (600 x $.038) for New England Wind in addition to the existing charges on your electric bill.   Example You use 600 kWh this month. You will pay $13.20 (600 x $.022) for New England GreenStart in addition to the existing charges on your electric bill.

How much would each option cost for me?

Since the cost of greening your electricity depends on how many kilowatt-hours you consume, you can use our green power calculator to calculate what making the switch might cost you.

  1. Grab your electric bill to determine your average monthly kWh usage.
  2. Then, simply plug your kWh usage (under the Supply part of your bill) into the calculator to see how much you would pay for green power and how many pounds of carbon emissions your purchase of renewable energy would prevent.
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Why does New England Wind have a bigger impact?
Why is it more expensive?

New England Wind is sourced from all “Massachusetts Class I” renewable energy generators. Class I generators are designated by the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and qualify for the state’s renewable energy mandate. In other words, your purchase is incentivizing additional renewable energy on the power grid so you are effectively shifting the grid.

The New England GreenStart mix contains 25% Class I renewable energy, the purchase of which drives development of new renewable energy.

We offer New England GreenStart as a more affordable option. It enables even more Massachusetts residents to make the switch and shift our power grid. Using your electricity dollar to buy 25% additional Class I is a whole lot better than going with the current electricity mix!

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