Hamilton Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) offers four electricity options, described below. You will also find information in order to compare Hamilton CCA products to National Grid Basic Service.
The following applies to all Hamilton CCA products starting in December 2020.
The costs for all Hamilton CCA products are fixed for three years, from December 2020 through end of December 2023. Hamilton will use another competitive bidding process to secure a new supply contract once this time period has concluded.
All Hamilton CCA options include minimum percentages of renewable energy required by the State. Two of the options have extra renewable energy included, classified as MA Class I. Details on the sources of the extra renewable energy are found on the clean energy page.
At any time, participants can do the following without penalty:
- Switch between any option in Hamilton CCA
- Leave any Hamilton CCA option and return to National Grid Basic Service
The price of each Hamilton CCA product is the same for all customer types: Residential, Commercial and Industrial.
Option pricing and details
Renewable Energy: 5% MA Class I renewable energy included in addition to state minimums.
Local 50% Green
Renewable Energy: 50% MA Class I renewable energy included, in addition to state minimums.
Tax Credit The value of the extra 50% MA Class I renewable energy qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this option will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra renewable electricity.
Local 100% Green
Renewable Energy: 100% MA Class I renewable energy included, in addition to state minimums.
Tax Credit The value of the extra 100% MA Class I renewable energy qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this option will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra renewable electricity.
Price: $0.11038 ¢/kWh
Renewable Energy: Meets only state minimum standards.
Please note: Prices for all program options in the Hamilton CCA program include a 0.001¢/kWh administration fee. Program prices could increase as a result of a change in law that results in a direct, material increase in costs during the term of the electricity supply agreement. Program prices apply only to the electricity supply portion of your National Grid electric bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electric bill are not affected by the Hamilton CCA program.
Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by state law. The additional renewable electricity qualifies for MA Class I designation and comes only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low-impact hydro located within New England. Local refers to New England.
National Grid Basic Service Rates
$0.12388/kWh for Residential, November 2020 – April 2021
$0.10763/kWh for Commercial, November 2020 – April 2021
$0.11325/kWh for Industrial, November 2020 – January 2021
Future savings against National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rate cannot be guaranteed because National Grid’s rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Renewable Energy: Meets only the state minimums.