GREEN CHOICE PROGRAM

Belmont Light is committed to reaching a 100% renewable portfolio by the year 2022. Want to help us get to 100% even faster? Every Belmont Light customer has the option of further supporting renewable energy resources through our voluntary Green Choice Program. By electing to participate in Green Choice, you can help add additional renewable energy resources to our portfolio for as little as $3 per month added to your electric bill. 

How Does the Program Work?

Funds from the Green Choice Program will be used to purchase and retire Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from New England-based, Class I-qualified wind generators. RECs acquired through the program will not be used to achieve Belmont Light’s minimum renewable target for the year, but will instead be used to surpass annual renewable goals. 

For each megawatt-hour of electricity produced by a qualified renewable resource, 1 REC is created on the New England Power Pool Generation Information System (NEPOOL GIS). RECs market helps ensure that renewable resources remain competitive in New England by capturing their environmental value or “attributes” as a second product. As a Green Choice participant, you choose to contribute to a more sustainable power supply for Belmont and for the greater New England grid. 

What Is the Impact of My Monthly Contribution in Kilowatt-Hours?

As the pricing of Renewable Energy Credits are market-based, the impact of your contribution on Belmont Light’s power supply portfolio will depend on market conditions at the end of each Green Choice Program year.  The chart below will help approximate the impact of your chosen monthly contribution based on recent market pricing. Belmont Light will update this chart periodically as market prices fluctuate.

Monthly ContributionApproximate Electricity Purchased
$3.0075 kWh
$6.00150 kWh
$12.00300 kWh
$18.00450 kWh
$24.00600 kWh
$30.00750 kWh
$36.00900 kWh
$42.001,050 kWh

RECs Pricing Last Updated March 2020

How Do I Enroll?

To participate in the Green Choice Program, download the application below and return to our office at:

Belmont Light Green Choice Program
40 Prince Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Applications can also be submitted via email to CustomerService@BelmontLight.com.