Residential Rate A

Service under this rate is available for all single-phase, 120/240 volt, domestic purposes in an individual private dwelling or an individual apartment and is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Distribution Customer Charge: $10.60 per month
Energy Charges:  
Distribution $0.06690 per kWh all kWh
Transmission $0.02583 per kWh all kWh
Generation $0.08939 per kWh all kWh in winter months
  $0.08939 per kWh up to 1599 kWh per summer month
  $0.12119 per kWh over 1599 per summer month
Conservation $0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY $0.18452 per kWh all kWh in winter months
  $0.18452 per kWh up to 1599 kWh per summer month
  $0.21632 per kWh over 1599 per summer month
Minimum Charge: The Customer Charge

For more detailed information, please download the Residential Rate A Tariff.


Residential Rate LI

Service under this rate is available for all single-phase, 120/240 volt, domestic purposes in an individual private dwelling or an individual apartment, subject to verification of a low-income customer’s participation in one of the following programs:

  • Supplemental Social Security Income (copy of most current benefit notification letter)
  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
  • Food Stamps (copy of card)
  • Public and Section 8 housing (copy of Section 8 acceptance letter stating a subsidy with a Belmont address)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (copy of card)
  • MassHealth Basic and Standard (formerly Medicaid)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) (copy of the current season benefits letter)
  • Head Start
  • Free and Reduced School Lunch or Breakfast Program (letter from Belmont Public Schools required)
  • Mass. Veterans Benefits (GLC. 115)
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouse or Parents of Veteran (Dependency Indemnity Compensation Letter required)  (copy of most current benefit letter)
  •  Improved Veterans Disability Pension (Non-Service Connected Disability letter required)

Eligible participants cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty level based on a household’s gross income, or other criteria approved by the specific programs. Customer eligibility for this rate must be demonstrated annually. Service is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Note:  Unless customer has medical exemption, residents must qualify for Residential LI rates. Please call customer service for more information, 617.993.2800

Distribution Customer Charge: $0.00 per month
Energy Charges:  
Distribution $0.01402 per kWh all kWh
Transmission $0.02583 per kWh all kWh
Generation $0.08939 per kWh all kWh in winter months
  $0.08939 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month*             
  $0.12109 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month*
Conservation $0.0024 per kWh all kWh
TOTAL ENERGY CHARGES $0.13164 per KWh all kWh in winter months
  $0.13164 per kWh up to 1599 per summer month
  $0.16334 per kWh over 1599 per summer month*

For more detailed information, please download the Residential Rate LI Tariff.


Rate EFR for Solar PV Customers

Service under this rate is available for residential, municipal, and commercial customers with qualifying, interconnected emission-free renewable generating facilities sized at 250 kW or less. Customers interested in becoming distributed generation hosts must file an interconnection agreement with Belmont Light prior to installation.

2016 Buyback Credit for Excess Solar Electricity 11 cents/kWh

For detailed rate information, please see the Rate ERF Tariff and the 2015 EFR Policy.


Purchased Power Adjustment

The Department will calculate a charge or credit, the Purchased Power and Transmission
Adjustment (“PPTA”) to be applied to all kilowatt-hours sold under rate schedules subject to this
Purchased Power Adjustment. The over-collection or under-collection
of such purchased power and transmission charges will be reviewed periodically and the PPTA
will be adjusted as necessary.

As of January 4, 2017, the PPTA is a credit rate of $0.0079/kWh.

Click here to download the Purchased Power Adjustment Tariff.