Important Community Advisory Related to Cambridge Community Electricity Program

Please note that if you receive a personal call or a visit about your electricity, that person does not represent the City of Cambridge or the Cambridge Community Electricity Program. The City is not knocking on doors or making individual sales phone calls. The City recently sent a letter to residents and businesses eligible for automatic enrollment with detailed program information.

If you receive a call or a visit from someone who wants to discuss your electricity, here are three things to keep in mind:

  • The person you are speaking with is not associated with the City of Cambridge or the Cambridge Community Electricity program.
  • You should treat your Eversource account number like you treat your credit card information. Do not give it out unless you want to purchase your electricity from someone else.
  • You do have the right to select an electricity supplier of your choice. If you choose to explore this option, please check the terms of the agreement carefully. Things to check for include: minimum bill amounts, contract length requirements, early termination fees, low introductory rates that change after the introductory period ends, and rates that vary.

The City has worked carefully to ensure that the Cambridge Community Electricity program provides a trustworthy, transparent option. The program has no hidden costs or contract requirements. The rate is fixed for 18 months. You may leave, or opt out, at any time. And there are no fees or penalties for opting out.

As a brief background, in August, Cambridge residents and businesses who are currently enrolled in Eversource Basic Service will begin to receive cleaner electricity through the launch of the Cambridge Community Electricity program. The program is an electricity aggregation, in which Cambridge uses the bulk buying power of the entire community to negotiate a better price for the Supplier Services portion of electricity bills.

For information about the program, please visit www.masspowerchoice.com/cambridge.

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