As of September, more than 1,700 residents have chosen to opt up to 100% renewable electricity on their electricity accounts (from the current default of 60%).
To join your neighbors in “Opting Up” please find your Eversource account number, then call 866-968-8065 or click on the link.
Choosing the 100% option enables you to make a big difference in your carbon footprint for a very small increase in your electricity bill.
Here are the numbers for the supply portion of a typical bill (the distribution portion of the bill is fixed by Eversource and accounts for about half of the total bill): –Assuming the Newton average monthly usage of 730 kilowatt-hours (kWh): • Standard (60%) Offering: 730 kWh x $0.1134 = $82.78 • 100% Green option: 730 kWh x $0.1175 = $85.78
So, for $3.00, less than the cost of a kiddie-size cup of ice cream, you can make a big difference. By Opting Up to 100% you can help:
• reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
• reduce other emissions, from burning fossil fuels, which impact our health;
• create local clean energy jobs;
• keep billions of dollars in energy bills in our state.
If you are enrolled in Newton Power Choice, your electricity supplier will be listed as “Direct Energy Newton Power Choice” on your Eversource bill.
Look at the price of the supply charge portion of your bill: If you are enrolled in the 100% Green option, the price will be 11.75 cents/kWh. If you are enrolled in the Standard offering (60% renewable), the price will be 11.34 cents/kWh.