Utility-scale sustainable electricity sources are increasingly available, enabling you to join the thousands of Massachusetts residents purchasing clean electricity, show your support for renewable energy, and increase the demand for clean electricity in the Commonwealth.
Anyone who pays an electric bill, including renters, may have the option of buying into energy generated by:
There are two primary ways to buy clean electricity in Massachusetts:
- Municipal aggregation is a process in which municipalities purchase electricity in bulk on behalf of participating customers. Customers who live within that municipality may participate or not participate voluntarily. Municipal aggregation provides competitive pricing and ensures that the clean electricity contract is consumer-friendly. You can find out if your city or town is participating here.
- If you don’t have the option of municipal aggregation, the Green Energy Consumer’s Alliance Green Powered Program provides clean electricity plans for most MA and RI residents. Sign up through their website.
Other ways to provide clean electricity for your home
Solar Electricity: Installing a solar electricity system on your roof is a great way to transition part or all of your home’s electricity to clean sources. A solar electricity system uses electricity generated on-site by the solar panels to power your home. Installing a solar electricity system may be a larger up-front investment than purchasing clean electricity but pays for itself over time and can become a revenue-generating asset for the owner.
Community Solar: With community solar, a solar electricity system is installed on a suitable roof or parcel of land, and then participants who live elsewhere sign up to receive benefits from the system, either by receiving net metering credit, or offsets toward their electric bill. Participants get benefits from a solar electricity system without the large upfront investment or need for suitable roof space for solar panels, save money, and support clean energy deployment.
We’re In This Together
Pledge to reduce your home’s carbon footprint by replacing old systems and appliances with clean energy technologies over time.