Sudbury Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) is the Town’s program to provide residents and businesses new choices for electricity supply.
Rate Increase Notice
As the result of a regulatory event, in this case the finalization of the Clean Energy Standard Expansion (CES-E), which requires retail suppliers to annually demonstrate the use of clean energy to generate a specified percentage of their electricity sales, the Town of Sudbury’s current aggregation rates will be increasing by $0.00083/kWh effective with the March 2021 meter read.
The new price will remain fixed through December 2023. NextEra, the supplier for the aggregation program, will be sending an explanatory letter of the price change to all customers participating in the Program.
How Does the New Price Compare?
The new price represents an increase of approximately $0.50 per month for residential customers purchasing default service – Sudbury All Green – and using an average of 600 kWh per month. The current and new prices for each of the products offered through Sudbury CEA are shown below:
|Product||Current Price per kWh||New Price per kWh|
|Sudbury All Green(default option – 100% RECs – 15% Local RECs)||$0.10629||$0.10712|
(No additional RECs)
|Sudbury Premium 100Local Green|
(100% Local RECs)
The Program can not guarantee savings compared to the Eversource Basic Service rates, as the Basic Service rates change every 6 months for residential and small commercial customers and every 3 months for large commercial and industrial customers. Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by state law. Local refers to New England.
The program has been active since August 2017, and in August 2020, the Town changed electricity suppliers, to NextEra Energy Services. No action is required to remain in the Sudbury CEA program with the new supplier. Sudbury CEA is a municipal aggregation, or Community Electricity Aggregation, program operated by the Town of Sudbury. With Sudbury CEA, Eversource continues to deliver electricity and manage all electricity billing. The only change is the source and cost of electricity supply, chosen by the Town of Sudbury through a competitive bidding process.
Sudbury CEA offers three choices for your electricity supply. The chart below describes these choices and compares them to current Basic Service electricity supply rates from Eversource.
|Sudbury Green*||Premium 100% Local Green||Sudbury Basic||Eversource Basic Service|
|Renewable energy||100% above state standards^: 15% MA Class I and 85% National Wind RECs||100% local renewable energy above state standards: 100% MA Class I||Meets state standards||Meets state standards|
|August 2020 – December 2023||August 2020 – December 2023||August 2020 – December 2023||January – June 2021|
^Learn more about the State’s renewable energy standards, including MA Class I.
Products described as Green contain renewable energy above that required by state law. Local refers to New England.
**NEMA – Northeastern Massachusetts Load Zone
The Sudbury CEA program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the duration of the program, however because future Basic Service rates are not known beyond months shown in the table above, there is no guarantee of savings. Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read in your service area.
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Program Contact Information
For customer service, contact Good Energy, the energy consultant that administers the program, at (844) 864-3828 or complete the contact us form.
NextEra Energy Services – program supplier
Phone: (855) 639-8174 Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST Email: Nesgovagg@gexaenergy.com