Tax Deductions: The cost of the additional renewable energy provided through Rockland Community Electricity 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.
Rockland Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) is a program offered by the town of Rockland to provide new electricity supply options and more renewable energy to Rockland residents and businesses. Rockland CEA does not replace National Grid, the electric utility in Rockland, which continues to deliver electricity, repair outages and handle all billing so customers continue to receive one bill from the utility.
The Rockland CEA program has been renewed for another three years, through December 2024. Read the press release about the program renewal.
Rockland CEA is the only electricity program offered by our 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 Rockland already participate in the Rockland Community Electricity Program program. Check your electricity bill to see if you’re one of them: In the Supply Services section, the Supplier should be listed as Dynegy-Rockland 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.
December 2021 – December 2024
Rockland CEA has a standard product, called Rockland Local Green; participants in the program receive Rockland Local Green unless they affirmatively choose another product.
|Rockland Community Electricity Aggregation||National Grid Basic Service|
|Rockland Local Green||Rockland Local Green 100%||Rockland Basic||Residential|
|11.164 ¢/kWh||14.359 ¢/kWh||10.809 ¢/kWh||18.213 ¢/kWh|
|Fixed rate for 36 months|
|Extra renewables from New England|
|100% renewable energy|
|Renewable energy||Includes 10% more Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs), than required||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||December 2021 - December 2024||November 2023 - April 2024|
Future savings compared to National Grid Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because future Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers. Rates apply to service beginning and ending on the days of the month that your meter is read n your service area.
RECs are the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use.
Products described as Green contain renewable electricity above that required by the Commonwealth. The additional renewable electricity qualifies for MA Class I designation and comes only from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and low-impact hydro located within New England. Local refers to renewable energy resources located in New England.
Goals of Rockland CEA
Competitive, Stable Price
Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, Rockland CEA provides competitive, stable rates. Please note, savings compared to National Grid Basic Service cannot be guaranteed because Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.
Support Renewable Energy Sources
Rockland CEA’s standard and optional products include more Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I), than required by the Commonwealth. This means you can support the growth of renewable energy generation in our region.
Increased Choice & Easy Participation
The program offers three different options for electricity supply so that everyone in Rockland can find an option that fits their budget and climate goals.
Participants in Rockland CEA may leave the program at any time without penalty.
How It Works
Rockland CEA does not replace National Grid as our 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 National Grid’s website to see the difference between Supply and Delivery sections.
The program is open to electricity customers in Rockland – 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 Rockland, 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 the online forms.
- Opt-in required for some: Those Rockland residents and businesses who have already chosen an electricity supplier other than National Grid 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 support page, which contains the contact information for the current program supplier and a form for comments.