Brookline Green Electricity

Brookline has renewed its Brookline Green Electricity (BGE) Program with new contract prices starting in December 2022. Most current program participants do not need to take any action to receive the new rates (specifically, those on the “Brookline Green 65” product must choose another product, or they will be returned to Eversource Basic Service; all other customers will automatically receive the new pricing). Call the BGE support line at (800) 931-6221 with questions.

  • Check if you participate: most residential and small business customers in the Town already participate in BGE. Click here to see how to check whether you are already participating.
  • How to join: if you are not already participating, use our online form, or call the new
    supplier, NextEra Energy, at (877) 960-5514 to enroll as of your December meter read.
  • See prices effective until Dec. 2022 meter read: New prices that will take effect are shown in the table below. Current pricing, which expires in Dec. 2022, is available here.

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

Program Options

December 2022 to December 2024

Brookline Green Electricity has a standard product called Brookline Green, which has more renewable energy than required by Massachusetts. Participants in the Program are enrolled in Brookline Green unless they affirmatively choose one of our other optional products. Learn more about the program options, including how to switch your choice.

Brookline Green Brookline All Green Brookline Basic Eversource Basic Service Residential
Price 16.361 ¢/kWh 18.681¢/kWh 14.781 ¢/kWh 17.871 ¢/kWh
Voluntary Renewable Energy Content Adds voluntary renewable energy (MA Class l RECs) to total: 90% renewable in 2022 & 2023 and 100% in 2024 Adds 100% voluntary renewable energy (MA Class I RECs) - -
Duration 24 Months: December 2022 to December 2024 24 Months: December 2022 to December 2024 24 Months: December 2022 to December 2024 6 Months: July 1 to December 31, 2022

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.

Sign up for Brookline All Green to receive 100% Local Renewable Energy!

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.

BGE Program Performance

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.

1,000 for
100%

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!

What the Community is Saying

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.

Raul Fernandez
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.

Carol Caro
Member, Advisory Committee

Participating in Brookline Green Electricity 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.

Kathleen Scanlon
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.

Werner Lohe
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.