Overview

Medfield Community Electricity (MCE) is a program in development by the Town to provide residents and businesses more electricity supply options and more renewable energy. The program is a Town-vetted alternative to Eversource’s default supply and other third party electricity suppliers.

Public Review Period Open

The Aggregation Plan for Medfield Community Electricity is available for public review and comment from December 21, 2021 through January 18, 2022. Read the draft plan and submit your comments at the form below.

The draft plan is also available at the Medfield Town Library. You can check the hours of circulation on the library website.

Public Hearing

The Town of Medfield will hold a public hearing on the Aggregation Plan at the Board of Selectmen meeting on January 18, 2022. In addition to the hearing, you may also provide comments prior to the hearing using the form below.

Medfield Community Electricity is the only electricity program in development by the Town– beware of look-alike offers and always look for the Town seal on materials sent to you!

Medfield Community Electricity Program Plan

The Aggregation Plan for the Medfield Community Electricity program is now available for public review (PDF format).

Provide your comments through the form below. Alternatively, submit comments in writing to Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator, Town of Medfield, 459 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052.

Goals of Medfield Community Electricity

Competitive, Stable Price

Medfield Community Electricity will seek to provide long-term, advantageous and predictable rates for electricity that exceeds the Massachusetts renewable energy requirements. Savings compared to Eversource’s Basic Service rates cannot be guaranteed because future Eversource rates are unknown.

More Renewable Energy

Medfield Community Electricity’s standard and optional products include more renewable energy than required by Massachusetts. This means you can use cleaner electricity and support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region. 

Increased Choice and Easy Participation

The program offers different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Medfield can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.

Participants in Medfield Community Electricity may leave the program at any time without penalty.

Customers with new electricity accounts can join the program at any time.

How It Works

Medfield Community Electricity 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 Medfield – whether they are a resident, a business, a renter or an owner. 

Prior to program launch, Medfield will conduct extensive education and outreach to notify our community

The program is structured with voluntary participation and automatic enrollment.

  • Voluntary participation: customers can leave the program at any time – either before the program starts or during – without penalty.

  • Automatic enrollment for most: In Medfield, most residential and some business customers are receiving their electricity supply from the Eversource Basic Service. For these customers, the entry into the program is simple and easy. They are given a 30-day period to consider their participation in the program. At the end of the 30-day period, customers who choose to participate (i.e. do not opt out) will be automatically enrolled in the program. Customers will be enrolled into the Medfield Standard product, unless they have chosen one of the optional products.

    Each customer eligible for automatic enrollment will receive a Customer Notification Letter in the mail. It will have program details and provide ways to opt out via prepaid mailer, phone and online form.

  • Opt-in required for some: Those Medfield residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than Eversource are not automatically enrolled in the program, 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 and Support

Have questions or need help? Please visit the support page, which contains the contact a form for comments.