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September 28, 2022
Douglas, MA—Douglas residents and businesses enrolled in Douglas Community Electricity Aggregation (Douglas CEA) will not be impacted by the rate hike recently announced by National Grid. Douglas, which is under contract with electricity supplier Constellation, offers electricity program rates that are fixed and will not change through December 2023. The vast majority of Douglas households participate in the Douglas CEA program.
As widely reported last week, National Grid announced that as of November 1, 2022, the default Residential Basic Service Fixed supply rate will be $0.33891/kWh, which is significantly higher than the standard Douglas supply rate of $0.10470 cents/kWh. National Grid’s rates change twice a year for Residential and Small Business customers on May 1 and November 1, but Douglas CEA rates are fixed for the duration of the municipality’s contract, which expires in December 2023.
Douglas residents and businesses can confirm that they are enrolled in Douglas Community Electricity Aggregation by looking at the Supply Services Section of a recent National Grid electric bill. If it says “Supplier: Constellation NewEnergy (Douglas Agg)”, then that account is enrolled. If it says something else such as Basic Service Fixed or names a supplier other than Constellation then that account is not enrolled.
Douglas Community Electricity Aggregation offers contract rate options:
● Standard — $0.10470/kWh
● 50% Green — $0.12244/kWh
● 100% Green — $0.14019/kWh
Availability to Customers Seeking to Join the Program:
The contract rates above are available to any Residential and Small Business customer that has never participated in the program.
The following customers may be offered a market rate, determined by the supplier:
o Residential and Small Businesses customers that have previously opted-out of the program and are seeking to re-join
o Any Large Business customers
Residents and businesses can enroll in Douglas Community Electricity Aggregation or switch rate options at any time online at https://masscea.com/douglas/ or by calling (833) 461-0813. It can take one or two billing cycles for the supplier change to appear on the National Grid bill.
Please note that because National Grid Basic Service rates are not known past April 2023 for Residential and Small Business customers or October 2022 for Large Business customers, future savings for the Douglas Community Electricity Aggregation cannot be guaranteed.
For more information, see https://masscea.com/douglas/