Community Solar Extends Deadline As Massachusetts National Grid Issues 37% Rate Increase

November 11th, 2014

NOTICE: EXTENDED DEADLINE

Customers who subscribe by November 14th will be able to lock in the current Community Solar rate. After that date, subscription plans may change to align with market variables.

RATES RISE FOR MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS

National Grid, the utility serving 1.3 million customers in Massachusetts, has issued a 37% electricity rate increase for this winter, effective the beginning of November. For an average homeowner, this translates into an additional $33/month. Customers will start seeing the increased rate reflected on their next bill, likely received in early December.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

As Massachusetts National Grid electricity rates increase in November, customers will see upwards of an additional $33/month on their energy bill. Without seeking other alternatives, customers will continue to automatically see their rates rise with the utility.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Good news! Massachusetts State Regulation 225 CMR 14.00 enables you to participate in Community Shared Solar projects, which allow you to cut electricity costs. If you live in Massachusetts National Grid utility territory, you have the opportunity to reduce your energy bill by up to 30% through the shared solar program.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON YOUR ENERGY BILL

For Massachusetts residents in the National Grid territory, if you subscribe by November 14th, you can lock in your current utility rate and protect yourself against rate hikes like the one that is about to happen.

Only 200 National Grid households can subscribe in the first round, so call 413-407-0262 or visit www.communitysolar.com to learn more and see if your home is eligible to subscribe.