Overview

Cohasset Community Electricity is a program offered by the Town to provide residents and businesses more electricity supply options and more renewable energy. The program is a Town-vetted alternative to National Grid’s default supply and other third party electricity suppliers.

Stay Tuned!

The Town of Cohasset is in the process of developing the Cohasset Community Electricity program. You can follow the process on the timeline page and visit this page regularly for updates.

Cohasset Community Electricity Program Plan

The Aggregation Plan for the Cohasset Community Electricity program is currently under review by the Department of Public Utilities. Once approved, it will be posted on this website.

Goals of Cohasset Community Electricity Program

Competitive, Stable Price

Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, Cohasset Community Electricity will seek to provide competitive, stable rates for multiple years. 

However, savings compared to National Grid’s Basic Service rates cannot be guaranteed.

More Renewable Energy

Cohasset Community 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 and Easy Participation

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

Participants in Cohasset Community Electricity may leave the program at any time without penalty.

How It Works

Cohasset Community Electricity does not replace National Grid as our electric utility: they continue 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 the National Grid’s website to see the difference between Supply and Delivery sections.

The program is open to electricity customers in Cohasset – whether they are a resident, a business, a renter or an owner. 

Prior to program launch, Cohasset 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 – either before the program starts or during – without penalty.

  • Automatic enrollment for most: In Cohasset, most residential and some business customers are receiving their electricity supply from the National Grid Basic Service. For these customers, the entry into the program is simple and easy. They are 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.

    Each customer eligible for automatic enrollment will receive a Customer Notification Letter in the mail. It will have program details and provide ways to opt out via prepaid mailer, phone and online form.

  • Opt-in required for some: Those Cohasset residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than 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 and Support

Have questions or need help? Please visit the support page, which contains the contact a form for comments.