Leicester Community Electricity Aggregation

Leicester Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) is a program offered by the Town of Leicester to provide new electricity supply options to residents and businesses. Leicester CEA does not replace National Grid, the electric utility in Leicester, which continues to deliver electricity, repair outages and manage all electricity billing.

Leicester CEA is the only Town-vetted electricity program offered to residents and businesses in Leicester – beware of look-alike offers!

Rate update

The Leicester CEA program will update its rate on November 1 for participating customers. See the second price period rates in the Product Options below. For those who are not participating, National Grid rates will also change on November 1. Rates for National Grid Basic Service are also listed below, in the National Grid Rates section.

Program options

Leicester CEA offers three different program options in two price periods:

Product August 2021 –
November 2021
November 2021 –
December 2024
Renewable Energy Content
Leicester Standard (standard or default product)$0.09491/kWh$0.10455/kWhMeets minimum Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) requirements
Leicester 50 (optional)$0.11677/kWh$0.12410/kWh50% more RECs than required by the Commonwealth
Leicester 100 (optional)$0.13863/kWh$0.14366/kWhRECs equal to one hundred percent (100%) of a customer’s electricity consumption, in addition to the minimum amount of RECs required by the Commonwealth
ApplicabilityResidential, Commercial and Industrial customersResidential, Commercial and Industrial customers

Prices for all products in the Leicester CEA program include a $0.001 /kWh commission fee. Program prices could increase as a result of a change in law that results in a direct, material increase in costs during the term of the electricity supply agreement. Program prices apply only to the electricity supply portion of your National Grid electric bill. Delivery charges on your National Grid electric bill are not affected by the Leicester CEA program.

MA Class I RECs

The optional products contain an amount of RECs above that required by the Commonwealth. The additional RECs qualify for MA Class I designation and include generation from solar, wind, anaerobic digestion, or low-impact hydro located within or delivered to New England.

National Grid rates

$0.14821/kWh for Residential, November 2021 through April 2022
$0.13113/kWh for Commercial, November 2021 through April 2022
$0.16606/kWh for Industrial, November 2021 through January 2022

Future savings against National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rate cannot be guaranteed because National Grid’s rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.

Calculator

Compare the rates of the Leicester CEA program with National Grid Basic Service.

Enter Monthly kWh:    
Products Rate Monthly
Supply Cost
Leicester Standard
Minimum Renewable Energy Content
Required by MA Law
$0.09491 $
Leicester 50
50% More Renewable Energy
than Required by MA Law
$0.11677 $
Leicester 100
100% Renewable Energy
than Required by MA Law
$0.13863 $
NATIONAL GRID RATES
November 1 – April 30, 2022
RESIDENTIAL $0.14821 $
COMMERCIAL $0.13113 $
INDUSTRIAL $0.16606 $

Future savings against National Grid’s fixed Basic Service rate cannot be guaranteed because National Grid’s rates change every six months for residential and commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers.

How it works

Leicester 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 Leicester – 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 Leicester, most residential and business customers are already enrolled in the program. New customers or newly eligible customers will 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.
  • Opt-in required for some: Those Leicester 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.

Sign up or change your program product

During the initial enrollment period, you can use the form below to enroll in one of the optional products. Once service has begun, your choice will be reflected on your following month’s electricity bill.

If you are currently a customer of a competitive supplier, i.e. not National Grid as your Supplier, you may be subject to penalties or early termination fees from your supplier if you switch to the Program during the term of your contract with them.

Be sure to use the name and service address associated with the account. 

Located in the Enrollment Information section in the left hand column of your National Grid bill (usually the first four letters of the last name associated with the residential account). The code is unlabeled but is listed in capital letters after the Cycle.

Leaving the Leicester CEA Program

If you do not wish to participate in the Leicester CEA program, please complete the secure online form below. There are no penalties or fees associated with opting out.

If you are not currently enrolled in the Program, and you are submitting this form before the opt out deadline shown on the Customer Notification Letter you received, then the electricity supplier for Leicester CEA, will remove you from the enrollment list. You will not be enrolled in the program. 

This form is only for leaving the Leicester CEA program. If you wish to change your product choice within the program, please use the Enroll/Change Product form instead.

Please note, if you are a residential or commercial account holder, you may re-enroll in the program at a later date with no associated re-enrollment fees, but are not guaranteed the original program rate.

Located in the Enrollment Information section in the left hand column of your National Grid bill (usually the first four letters of the last name associated with the residential account). The code is unlabeled but is listed in capital letters after the Cycle.

Resources

Leicester Community Electricity Aggregation Plan explains how the program will operate.

Customer Notification Letter – sent to new electricity supply customers who are eligible for automatic enrollment in the program. Explains program options, product rates, renewable energy content and for those who choose to opt out, ways to leave the program before enrollment.

Leicester program postcard – sent to eligible customers in mid-May to alert them to the community meeting in May and the subsequent start of the program.

Leicester MA Community Presentation

Leicester CEA Community Presentation– held virtually on May 26, 2021 this presentation covers the basics of the program and gives an overview of outreach materials used for program launch. A recording of the May 26 meeting can be viewed on the Leicester Access TV website.

Customer Support

Change to Your Participation

To enroll in the Leicester CEA program, use the Enroll/Change Product form and choose the product that best suits your budget and climate goals. 

To change your electricity supply product, use the Enroll/Change Product form. There is no penalty, ever, to change from one product to another within the program.

To leave the Leicester CEA program, complete the Opt-Out form. This will return your electricity supply to National Grid Basic Service supply on the next available meter read.

Questions & Support

If you have questions about your participation, contact the electricity supplier, Dynegy at (866) 220-5696 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or by email at DESCustCare@Dynegy.com.

Comments & Suggestions

Comments and suggestions about the program, please submit the contact form below.