The Stoughton Community Choice Power Supply Program is a municipal aggregation program. According to Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 164, § 134), municipal aggregation enables local government to combine the purchasing power of its residents and businesses so that it can provide them with an alternative electricity supply. Once in place, the local government can monitor and set its own energy related goals for the program such as savings, stability or green options. Consumers are no longer “stuck” with the cost and fluctuation of the utility’s Basic Service rates because the program offers them another option.

This Program will only affect the supply portion of your monthly bill. It will not affect the delivery portion. Your local utility will continue to deliver your electricity, but Stoughton, using a competitive bid process, will have chosen the supplier for the Program.

The Town of Stoughton is pleased to announce that Direct Energy, with offices in New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Texas has been selected as the supplier for its Program.

(If you are already participating in the Program but would like to switch to a different rate/product. Please process an OPT-IN form.)

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STANDARD (default)
$0.14340 / kWh
Meets MA Req
$0.14490 / kWh
MA Req + 41% National Wind RECs 

You will not notice any change in your electricity service.

You will continue to receive one bill from your local utility. You will continue to send your payments to your local utility for processing. Your local utility will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to have all existing consumer rights and protections.

If you have received a notification letter

You do not need to take any action to participate in the Program. All Basic Service consumers that have received the notification letter and have not opted-out will be enrolled in the Program.

If you have not received a notification letter

Your account was not eligible at the time of the mailing so you will NOT be automatically enrolled. However, you may opt-in at any time by clicking the orange OPT-IN button, filling out and submitting the form, or calling Direct Energy at 866-968-8065.


Periodically, the Program will send out a notification letter and opt-out card to any consumer that is currently on the local utility’s Basic Service rate.

If you have a budget plan or eligible low-income delivery rate

You will continue to receive those benefits.

If you have solar panels

You will continue to receive your net metering credits.

If you have already chosen a competitive supplier on your own

If you have received a notification letter and have already chosen a competitive supplier on your own, you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Competitive Supplier. If you wish to leave that Competitive Supplier to be part of the Program, before opting-in, we suggest that you verify with that Competitive Supplier that they will not charge you any penalties for leaving their supply service.

If you have already chosen a green power supply option on your own

NGRID consumers: If you have received a notification letter and have already chosen a green power supply option, you must opt-out of this Program. This will ensure you continue to get your electricity from that Green Power Supply.

Eversource Consumers: If you have received a notification letter and have already chosen a green power supply option, your participation in the Program will not affect your participation with that green power supply option.

If you are a tax exempt small business consumer

You must send or fax a copy of your Small Business Energy Exemption (“Form SBE”) directly to Direct Energy at or 800-504-7428, or mail it to Direct Energy, Attn: USN Tax Exemption, PO Box 180 Tulsa, OK 74101-0180 in order to maintain your tax exempt status.

If you are a large industrial consumer (100 kW or 500,000 kWh/yr)

You may request to be enrolled in the Program and the supplier may offer the then-current market rate for the product selected rather than the Program rate.

If you do not wish to participate in this program

You may:
1) Opt-out and continue paying your local utility’s Basic Service rate; or
2) Opt-out and choose your own Competitive Supplier (if one is available to you).

How to OPT-OUT

Within 30 days of receipt of the notification letter, fill out, sign, and return the enclosed card in the postage paid envelope OR click the OPT-OUT button to the right, then fill out and submit the form.

Any time after enrollment

You can still opt-out with NO CHARGE. It may take a couple of billing cycles before you are back on  your utility’s Basic Service.  You may submit an opt-out form by clicking the OPT-OUT button OR call Direct Energy at 866-968-8065. and ask to be placed on your utility’s Basic Service.

Savings not guaranteed

Basic Service rates change twice a year or more, depending on rate class. As a result, the aggregation rate may not always be lower than the Basic Service rate. The goal of the aggregation is to deliver savings over the life of the Program against Basic Service. However, such savings and future savings cannot be guaranteed.

No fees

There are no enrollment, early termination, or cancellation fees attached to the Program. However, anyone switching from a contract with a third-party supplier may be subject to penalties or early termination fees charged by that supplier. Ratepayers should verify terms before switching.

If you fail to pay your bill in a timely manner

Consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts law, you may be switched back to your utility’s Basic Service.


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