Brookline Green Electricity does not replace Eversource as our electric utility: they continue to deliver electricity, repair outages and manage all billing. The program offers alternatives for the Supply Services portion of your bill. See the Understanding Your Bill section on the Eversource’s website to see the difference between Supply and Delivery services.
The program is open to electricity customers in Brookline – whether they are a resident, a business, a renter or an owner.
The program has voluntary participation and automatic enrollment.
- Voluntary participation: customers can leave the program at any time without penalty.
- Automatic enrollment for new customers: In Brookline, most residential and business customers are already enrolled in the program. New customers or newly eligible customers will be sent a Customer Notification Letter notifying them of their choice to participate in the program or leave before it starts (opt out). Customers have 30 days to make a choice and those who do not opt out are automatically enrolled in the program.
- Opt-in required for some: Those Brookline residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than Eversource will not receive the Customer Notification Letter, 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 continue to receive their net metering credits while participating in the Program.
Budget Plan or Eligible Low-Income delivery rate consumers will continue to receive those benefits from the utility.
See if you qualify and sign up for Eversource’s discount rate for 36% off your entire electricity bill (including the supply costs through our Brookline Green program).