Brookline Green Electricity (BGE) is an electricity supply program organized by the Town of Brookline to provide residents and businesses with new, Town-vetted options for electricity supply. The Program is an important part of Brookline’s Climate Action Plan. Through BGE, Brookline annually purchases more than 42.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of voluntary renewable energy from New England. Those purchases are:
Enough to power 6,500 Brookline residential users exclusively with renewables
Equivalent to the output of approximately nine wind land-based turbines
January 2020 to December 2022
Participants in the Program receive Brookline Green unless they affirmatively choose one of the other electricity options.
30% RECs in addition to renewable energy standards
Brookline Green 65
65% RECs in addition to renewable energy standards
Brookline All Green
Includes RECs equal to 100% of the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements
Meets renewable energy requirements
Products described as Green contain Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) above that required by the Commonwealth, and come only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low impact hydro located within New England.
Eversource Basic Service Rates
Residential: $0.17871/kWh, July – December 2022
Commercial: $0.17827/kWh, July – December 2022
Industrial: $0.30613/kWh NEMA, October – December 2022
Renewable Energy: Meets minimum renewable energy standards
Future savings compared to Eversource Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because future Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
BGE Program Performance
Future savings cannot be guaranteed because Eversource Basic Service rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
The town of Brookline, in partnership with Climate Action Brookline and others, is looking to grow the number of participants in the 100% option from 1,000 to 2,000. Sign up your home or business for Brookline ALL Green today!
The Climate Crisis requires everybody to be involved, including the business community. The Brookline Green Electricity program gives our businesses, non-profits, and residents an avenue to take one step forward, together, while creating demand for more renewable energy projects to come online, right here in New England.
Member, Brookline Select Board
We have used green electricity for close to 10 years. It feels good to be doing one’s part to decrease dependency on fossil fuels. And the big surprise was that the extra cost of the additional renewable electricity we buy thorough the Program is tax deductible.
Member, Advisory Committee
Participating in Brookline Green is the easiest, most effective thing we can do to keep fossil fuels in the ground. No other action we can take will result in carbon emission reductions of this magnitude. This is an essential step for our community to become part of a growing movement to a clean energy future.
Architect; Coordinator, Mothers Out Front
Brookline has developed a program that is good for consumers and the environment, and it’s received the stamp of approval from the state Department of Public Utilities.
Co-Chair, Select Board’s Climate Action Committee
Questions & Support
Have questions or need help? Please visit the support page, which contains the contact information for the current program supplier and a form for comments.