Brookline Green Electricity

 Providing greener electricity 
to residents and businesses
using Brookline’s bulk purchasing power

LETTER FROM BOARD OF SELECTMEN TO BROOKLINE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS

We are pleased to announce that Brookline Green Electricity will roll out in July 2017. Eversource account holders will receive an official letter around Memorial Day from the Town of Brookline describing the program, products options, and opt-out period. 

Visit our CONSUMER NOTICE page to download the opt-out letter and review helpful consumer resources to assist you during the 30-day opt-out period. CORRECTION TO OPT-OUT LETTER. TO CONTACT DYNEGY DIRECTLY, CALL 866-220-5696.


What is Brookline Green Electricity?
What are the benefits of Brookline Green Electricity?
What are the plan options?
What are the plan features?
How much does it cost?
How do I sign up or opt out?
Can I join if my current supplier is not Eversource?
I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

Electricity generation is a major source of carbon pollution contributing to climate change. Increasing our use of renewable sources of electricity is the single biggest step we can take to reduce carbon pollution. 

What is Brookline Green Electricity?
Thanks to overwhelming support at Fall 2015 Town Meeting, the Town of Brookline is rolling out Brookline Green Electricity for residents and businesses in summer 2017. This Community Choice Aggregation program uses bulk purchasing to offer competitive supply pricing and rate stability for consumers. Plus, it provides more renewable energy options to reduce our reliance on carbon-producing fossil-fuels.

In May the Town of Brookline will mail letters to Eversource account holders explaining the program, confirming enrollment and the switch to Dynegy, the new electricity supplier, and announcing the 30-day opt-out period. Eversource will remain your delivery supplier and will continue to handle billing, emergencies, and outages.


What are the benefits of Brookline Green Electricity?
Competitive Pricing:
The Town is working with energy expert Good Energy to obtain competitive rates and annual savings on your electrical bills.

Rate Stability: The Town can lock in competitive rates for a longer term to protect you from volatile electricity prices.

Renewable Energy Choices:  You can now choose to have a greater portion of purchased electricity come renewable resources rather than fossil fuels. 

Suppliers Vetted: Thinking about purchasing green electricity, but overwhelmed by the number of suppliers? With our energy expert, the Town vets suppliers and obtains a competitive rate, saving you time and reducing your risks.

Tax Credits: Tax deductions provided for products offering additional renewable energy

What are the plan options?
BROOKLINE GREEN
 (Automatically Enrolled)

This standard product will deliver 25% more renewable energy than what is required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you are already an Eversource account holder, you will be automatically enrolled in Brookline Green. No selection is required. Tax deduction provided for additional renewable energy.

Or, you can select one of these alternatives:
    >   BROOKLINE ALL GREEN 
         If selected, this option provides 100% renewable energy in addition to what the          Commonwealth requires. Tax deduction provided for additional renewable                  energy.
    >   BROOKLINE BASIC
         If selected, this option has the same amount of renewable energy as
         Eversource’s basic service. This option provides savings compared with                    Eversource's Current Service.

What are the plan features?
If you are an eligible Brookline resident or business:

  • You are automatically enrolled in summer 2017.
  • You may opt out during the 30-day opt-out period to remain with your current   supplier.
  • You can choose to leave the program at any time without penalty fees.
  • You can keep Budget Billing.
  • Budget Plan/Low-Income delivery rate customers continue to receive benefits from Eversource
  • You will continue to receive one bill from Eversource and to contact Eversource for service and billing issues, outages and emergencies.
How much does it cost?
Download the official letter from the Town to Eversource customers to see the rates for the program. The Town’s consultant, Good Energy, has structured a contract with the goal of providing annual savings throughout the term of the contract. However, lower cost, while possible, cannot be guaranteed because there is no way to predict future rates. Because of the 30-month contract term, the program does protect consumers against volatility in the market. The Town does not earn any revenue from this program.

How do I sign up or opt out?
In May 2017 the Town of Brookline will mail letters to Eversource account holders explaining the program, confirming enrollment and the switch to the new supplier, and announcing the 30-day opt-out period. You do not sign a contract. To participate in the plan and receive the standard product, Brookline Green, no action is required.

The letter will also include instructions to select an alternative to the standard product or to opt-out of the program altogether. Return the opt-out notice within the 30-day period to opt out. Call the new supplier to select an alternative product within the program.

Once enrolled, residents and businesses will be able to leave the program at any time without having to pay any early termination or exit fees.

Who is the electricity supplier? 
Dynegy, new electricity supplier, will be announced in May 2017 in a letter from the Town of Brookline to Eversource account holders. You will still remain a customer of Eversource, your delivery supplier.

Can I join if my current supplier is not Eversource?
Yes. If you are currently with a supplier other than Eversource and want to join the program, call the new supplier. (The new supplier will be announced in May 2017.) Tell them you are with another supplier and want to join the program. You will be placed on a list and will be enrolled in the program when it starts in the summer.  Make sure you have a clear understanding of any termination penalties you may incur from your current supplier.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to?
For questions about the plan, product options, and the opt-out period and notices, please contact the Town of Brookline's energy expert, Good Energy toll-free at 800-931-6221.

To contact the Planning Department, email us at info@brooklinegreen.com.

Also see our list of frequently asked questions under the menu options on this page.

For outages, billing and service calls, continue to contact Eversource.