Electricity products

The program offers four different electricity products detailed below and you may choose any product that suits your budget and climate goals. Use the calculator to compare rates

You can switch products at any time without penalty

The electricity supplier for Brookline Green Electricity is Direct Energy: if you’re currently participating in the program, you will see “Direct Energy Town of Brookline” listed in the Supplier section of your Eversource bill.

Program products

Brookline Green

Price: $0.11615/kW for residential, commercial and industrial customers
Term: January 2020 – December 2022
Renewable Energy: Includes 30% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.
Total MA Class I RECs:
2020: 48%
2021: 50%
2022: 52%
Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Brookline Green 65
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Price: $0.12665/kW for residential, commercial and industrial customers
Term: January 2020 – December 2022
Renewable Energy: Includes 65% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.
Total MA Class I RECs:
2020: 83%
2021: 85%
2022: 87%
Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Tax Deduction The value of the extra 65% MA Class I RECs qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this product will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra RECs.

Brookline ALL Green

Price: $0.13715/kW for residential, commercial and industrial customers
Term: January 2020 – December 2022
Renewable Energy: Includes 100% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.
Total MA Class I RECs:
2020: 118%
2021: 120%
2022: 122%

Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts and Why do we have more than 100% RECs?

Tax Deduction The value of the extra 100% MA Class I RECs qualifies as a deduction on federal income taxes. Those enrolled in this product will receive a tax contribution letter each January from Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the non-profit that procures the extra RECs.

Brookline Basic
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Price: $0.10715/kW for residential, commercial and industrial customers
Term: January 2020 – December 2022
Renewable Energy: Includes 30% Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) in addition to those required by the Commonwealth.
Total MA Class I RECs:
2020: 18%
2021: 20%
2022: 22%
Read about renewable energy requirements in Massachusetts. 

Please note: Prices for all products in the Brookline Green 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 Eversource electric bill. Delivery charges on your Eversource electric bill are not affected by the Brookline Green program. 

Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by the Commonwealth. 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.

For those interested in learning more about tax deductions for the program, please read the material on the Tax Deductions page.

Eversource Basic Service Rates

Residential: $0.11795 /kWh (January – June 2021)
Commercial: $0.11086/kWh (January – June 2021)
Industrial: $0.09427/kWh NEMA (April – June 2021)
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.