Consumer Notice

Look for official notice in your mailbox around Memorial Day 2017.


CORRECTION TO OPT-OUT LETTER. TO CONTACT DYNEGY DIRECTLY, CALL 866-220-5696.

After a competitive bidding process in May, the Town selected Dynegy, Inc. to supply the community’s electricity, with a 30-month contract term from the July 2017 meter reading to the December 2019 meter reading. Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in April, the Town’s electricity aggregation program, BROOKLINE GREEN ELECTRICITY, uses bulk purchasing to offer competitive electricity supply rates and rate stability for residents and businesses. In addition, it provides renewable energy options to reduce the Town’s reliance on carbon-producing fossil fuels. Eversource remains the utility that will deliver the electricity, handle billing, and respond to emergencies and outages. Customers will see changes to electricity supply rates in their August bill.  Delivery rates will not change. 

By Memorial Day, a 30-day Opt-Out Letter with the Town seal will be mailed to all Eversource account holders announcing the new electricity supplier, the program’s three products and rates, and instructions for any consumer actions. 

See Consumers Resources for helpful guides. Visit the Main Page for Events and information sessions the Town will host in June to assist consumers. 

Products in the Program

BROOKLINE GREEN
  • Standard Product (automatic enrollment; no action required)
  • Adds 25% local renewable energy to the amount the State requires.
  • Tax deduction provided for additional renewable energy - talk to your tax preparer
  • Rates at a Glance
BROOKLINE ALL GREEN
  • Alternative Option 1 (call Dynegy to select)
  • Provides 100% renewable energy
  • Tax deduction provided for additional renewable energy - talk to your tax preparer
  • Rates at a Glance
BROOKLINE BASIC
  • Alternative Option 2 (call Dynegy to select)
  • Adds no additional renewable energy to the amount the State requires
  • Provides savings compared to Eversource's Current Service 
  • Rates at a Glance
Opting-Out  Customers who don’t want to be enrolled in any of the three program options can opt out by signing and returning a card in the pre-paid envelope (provided in the Opt-Out Letter) within 30 days of the Opt-Out letter’s postmark. 

Consumer Actions

>  You will be automatically enrolled in the standard Brookline Green product unless:
 
(a) you call Dynegy to select an alternative product in the program OR
(b) you return the postcard included with the opt-out letter to opt out of the program's three products.

>  If you are not an Eversource account holder and want to join the program, you may call Dynegy when your contracts ends to sign up. 

>  If you are an Eversource account holder, but obtain your renewable energy from Mass Energy and want to select Brookline All Green, call Mass Energy about ending your contract and then call Dynegy to sign up.  

>  After the 30-day opt-out period, you can leave the Brookline Green Electricity program at any time with no exit fees.

Consumer Resources

Consumer Assistance



Have questions about the Program and Opt-Out Period?

Call electricity supplier Dynegy at 866-220-5696

Want to select alternative products in the program?

Call electricity supplier Dynegy at 866-220-5696

Have billing questions?

Call utility Eversource at 800-592-2000 (residential) or 
800-340-9822 (businesses)

Need to report emergencies or outages?

Call utility Eversource at 800-592-2000

Need translation assistance?

Email Maria Morelli at mmorelli@brooklinema.gov

Need to contact Planning Department Staff?

Email Maria Morelli at mmorelli@brooklinema.gov



New Rates at Glance


Read Official Opt-Out Letter for product details, consumer options, and administration fees. The Town of Brookline receives NO fees for providing this service.

Comparison of New Program with Eversource’s Current Service

CURRENT SERVICE

Eversource Basic Service

Electricity Supply Only
July 2017 -
December 2017

New Community Aggregation Program:

BROOKLINE GREEN ELECTRICITY

Alternative Option 2

Brookline Basic

Standard Product

Brookline Green

Alternative Option 1

Brookline
All Green

AMOUNT OF NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY

State Requirement is 12% of electricity purchased, increasing 1% every year

0% added to

State Requirement

25% added to

State Requirement

100% added to

State Requirement

RESIDENTIAL

$0.10759/kWh





$0.10398/kWh





$0.11098/kWh





$0.13198/kWh

SMALL COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL & STREETLIGHTING

$0.10764/kWh

LARGE COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL &

$0.10834/kWh NEMA

DURATION

Prices are fixed for the indicated duration, starting with the customer’s first meter read in July, 2017.

See footnote*.

30 months

30 months

30 months

 
TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR ADD'L RENEWABLE ENERGY COST?

Talk to your tax preparer

 

NA
 

NA


YES
 

YES

CONSUMER ACTION NEEDED


To opt out of the new program and remain with current service, return enclosed postcard within 30 days of postmark on Opt-Out letter.

Call Dynegy to select this option.

No action required; automatic  enrollment

Call Dynegy to select this option.

* Residential, Small Commercial, Industrial & Street Lighting rates change July 1 and Jan 1.
   Large Commercial & Industrial rates change July 1, Oct 1, Jan 1, and April 1.