WinPower is the town of Winchester’s program to provide stable, competitively priced and green electricity options to Winchester residents and businesses1.

WinPower recently mailed an opt out packet to new, eligible accounts as part of our regular enrollment process. It was dated December 8. The packet was incorrectly sent to some accounts that had previously opted out of the program. If you had previously opted out of the program you may disregard the packet and you will not be enrolled in the program. Accounts that had previously opted out can expect to receive a letter reaffirming that you will not be enrolled. With any questions, call the City’s consultant, Good Energy at (800) 672-5481.

WinPower Electricity Options

WinPower program options in effect from January 2020 to December 2022.

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Disclaimer: A goal of the WinPower program is to produce savings for customers, but savings cannot be guaranteed compared to the utility’s basic service rate which changes every six months for residential and small commercial customers and every three months for industrial customers. The Aggregation program seeks to provide price stability and average savings over the full term of the program, but because future basic service rates are not known, there is no guarantee of savings.

Opt Up to WinPower 100!

WinPower 100 includes 100% local renewable energy. WinPower 100 helps support and grow clean energy infrastructure in the Commonwealth while massively reducing carbon emissions associated with power generation, the single largest human source of such emissions.

If you’re not a WinPower 100 customer yet, make the switch with our online sign up form here. It only takes three minutes to make this simple switch.

Click here to read how RECs work to clean New England’s grid

Lawn signs now available for our 100% clean energy option, WinPower 100. Reach out to Winchester’s Energy & Recycling Outreach Coordinator for your free sign.

WinPower Performance

In July of 2017, the Town of Winchester launched WinPower. First and foremost, WinPower promised to provide price stability when compared to Eversource Basic Service rates. This stability has resulted in an amazing 85% participation rate. WinPower also hoped to generate savings for residents. While we can never guarantee savings, the program has performed very well so far1. Best of all, we accomplished this all while including more local renewable energy in our electricity than Basic Service! See News & Information for more details.

1The average residential rate for Eversource Basic Service in 2020 is 11.2 ¢/kWh (12.5 ¢ January – June, and 9.9 ¢ July – December) compared to the program rate of 11.2 ¢/kWh. Basic Service prices change every six months for residential and small business customers and every three months for large business customers.