Hadley Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) is a program offered by the town of Hadley to provide new electricity supply options and more renewable energy to Hadley residents and businesses.
November 2021 – November 2024
Hadley CEA has a standard product, called Hadley Basic; participants in the program receive Hadley Basic unless they affirmatively choose the 100% renewable energy product called Hadley 100% Green.
|Hadley Community Electricity Aggregation||Eversource Basic Service|
|Hadley Basic||Hadley 100% Green||Residential|
|10.470 ¢/kWh||14.364 ¢/kWh||14.854 ¢/kWh|
|Fixed rate for 37 months|
|Extra renewable energy|
|Renewable Energy||Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements||Includes Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) equal to 100% of the user’s electricity consumption, in addition to meeting all renewable energy requirements||Meets all Renewable Energy Certificate requirements|
|Duration||November 2021 - November 2024||July - December 2023|
Future savings compared to Eversource 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.
Products described as Green contain additional Renewable Energy Certificates (MA Class I RECs) above that required by the Commonwealth.
All of the additional RECs included in the program are designated as Massachusetts Class I. RECs are the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use.
For new Industrial customers and for those customers who have previously opted-out of the program, the Program’s supplier may offer a market rate.
Eversource Basic Service Rates
14.854 ¢/kWh for Residential, July – December 2023
15.513 ¢/kWh for Commercial, July – December 2023
14.077 ¢/kWh for Industrial (WCMA), July – September 2023
Goals of Hadley CEA
Competitive, Stable Price
Using strategic purchasing, combined with the bulk purchasing power of thousands of households and businesses in the program, Hadley CEA provides competitive, stable rates. Please note, savings compared to Eversource 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.
Increased Choice and
The program offers different options for electricity supply.
Participants in Hadley CEA may leave the program or change a product at any time without penalty.
How it works
Hadley CEA 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 Hadley – 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 Hadley, 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 Hadley 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 support page, which contains the contact information for the current program supplier and a form for comments.