Tax Deductions: The cost of the additional renewable energy provided through Milton Community Electricity Aggregation is eligible for a federal tax deduction. To receive a receipt to file with your 2022 taxes, you must fill out the form here. Hard copy letters are not being mailed.
Milton Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) is a program offered by the town of Milton to provide new electricity supply options and more renewable energy to Milton residents and businesses.
Milton CEA is the only electricity program offered by the Town – beware of look-alike offers and always look for the Town seal on materials sent to you!
Enroll in the Program
Most residents and businesses in Milton already participate in the Milton Community Electricity Aggregation program. Check your electricity bill to see if you’re one of them: In the Supply Services section, the Supplier should be listed as Milton CEA- NextEra Energy Srvcs MA if you’re a program participant.
The program will periodically send Customer Notification letters to new or newly eligible electricity customers, which includes the program details, information about product prices, and renewable energy. Customers who receive this letter and choose to participate will be automatically enrolled. To enroll sooner, use the online forms.
Milton CEA has a standard product, Milton Green, which has more renewable energy certificates (MA Class I RECs) than required by the Commonwealth. Participants in the program receive Milton Green unless they affirmatively choose one of the other electricity products.
|Milton Community Electricity Aggregation||Eversource Basic Service|
|Milton Green||Milton 100% Green||Milton Basic||Residential customers|
|Rates||10.848 ¢/kWh||14.133 ¢/kWh||10.483 ¢/kWh||25.776 ¢/kWh|
|Fixed for 38 months|
|Extra renewables from New England|
|100% renewable energy|
|Renewable Energy||Includes 10% more Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs), than required by the Commonwealth||RECs to meet 100% of a user's monthly consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy standards||Meets renewable energy standards||Meets renewable energy standards|
|Duration||September 2021 - November 2024||January - June 2023|
Future savings compared to Eversource Basic Service cannot be guaranteed.
Products described as Green contain Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) above that required by Massachusetts and come only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion, and low-impact hydro located within New England.
All of the additional RECs included in the program are designated as Massachusetts Class I RECs and are the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use. Learn more about the RECs that are included on the Renewable Energy page.
Goals of Milton Community Electricity Aggregation
Competitive, Stable Price
Using strategic purchasing and the purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, Milton CEA will look to provide competitive, stable rates, although savings compared to Eversource cannot be guaranteed.
Support Renewable Energy Sources
Milton Green and Milton Green 100% products include more renewable electricity (in the form of MA Class I Renewable Energy Certificates) than required by the Commonwealth. This means you can support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region.
Increased Choice and
The program offers three different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Milton can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.
Participants in Milton Community Electricity Aggregation may leave the program at any time without penalty.
How it works
Milton Community Electricity Aggregation does not replace Eversource as your electric utility: they continue to deliver electricity, repair outages and manage all billing. The program offers alternatives for the Supply portion of your bill. See the Understanding Your Bill section on the Eversource’s website to see the difference between Supply and Delivery sections.
The program is open to electricity customers in Milton – whether they are a resident, a business, a renter or an owner.
The program has voluntary participation and automatic enrollment.
- Voluntary participation: customers can leave the program at any time without penalty.
- Automatic enrollment for new customers: In Milton, most residential and business customers are already enrolled in the program. New customers or newly eligible customers will periodically be sent a Customer Notification Letter notifying them of their choice to participate in the program or leave before it starts (opt out). Customers have 30 days to make a choice and those who do not opt out are automatically enrolled in the program. To enroll sooner, use our online forms.
- Opt-in required for some: Those Milton residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than Eversource will not receive the Customer Notification Letter, though they can voluntarily opt in to the program at any time. The Department of Public Utilities advises all customers of third party suppliers to check their contract terms as their supplier may charge them a fee or a penalty to leave before the end of their contract with their supplier.
Solar electricity consumers will not be impacted and will continue to receive all net metering credits while participating in the Program.
Budget Billing and Low Income Delivery Rate customers will continue to receive those benefits while participating in the Program.
Questions & Support
Have questions or need help? Please visit the customer support page, which contains the contact information for the current program supplier and a form for comments.