Following a competitive bid to extend the Town's Brookline Green Electricity program, the Town selected Direct Energy Services (MA DPU Electric License # CS-047) as it's new retail electricity supplier for the next 35 months (Jan 2020 through Nov 2022). Direct Energy is the supplier to numerous Community Electricity Aggregation programs in the Commonwealth. Under the program, Eversource Energy will continue to deliver the electric supply to households and businesses with no change in the quality of service just as it has since the program launched in 2017. Before the contract ends in November 2022, the Town will go out to bid for a new supplier to obtain competitive supply rates.
Direct Energy Services obtains renewable energy from locally produced 100% non-polluting New England renewable energy from our non-profit partner, Green Energy Consumers Alliance (formerly Mass Energy). The purchase of renewable energy in the form of Massachusetts Class I Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) ensures that NEW renewable energy is added to the ISO-New England power grid. Ensure that the renewable energy you purchase adds NEW renewable energy to the power grid. For more on this topic, read Green Energy's explanation of the value of MA Class I RECs to avoid greenwashing.
Eversource is the utility that continues to deliver electricity from the power grid to your household or business and to maintain the power lines and infrastructure. Contact Eversource to report billing issues, outages, and emergencies.