News & Information

APRIL 2020
Lawn signs now available for our 100% clean energy option, WinPower 100. Contact Winchester’s Energy & Recycling Outreach Coordinator for your free sign. Already have a sign? Please post a photo and spread the word!

WinPower 100 banner is now hanging at the Winchester rotary. It will be displayed for a few weeks and we hope to hang it again periodically.

Eversource winter rates announced – the new WinPower rate for residential account holders, effective January 2020 through December 2022, will be more than 10% below Eversource’s winter rate beginning January 2020.

In July of 2017, WinPower, our town’s Community Choice Electricity program was launched. First and foremost, WinPower promised to provide price stability when compared to Eversource Basic Service rates. This resulted in an amazing 85% town participation rate. But WinPower also hoped to generate savings for residents.

In January 2020, the WinPower (default product) rate will be 1.25 cents/kWh, or 10% lower than Eversource’s Residential Basic Service rate. And WinPower now has 10% more local renewable energy. If you opted out of the program previously, now is the time to opt back in. Contact the WinPower program supplier, Dynegy, at (866) 220-5696 to make the switch, or enroll here.

How is WinPower doing vs. Eversource?
The graph below illustrates WinPower’s performance when compared to Eversource’s Residential Basic Service since the inception of the program in 2017.

WinPower 100 purchases only MA Class I renewable energy to ensure that you don’t get greenwashed. Learn more here.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:00 AM

Bring A Bill –  Q & A about your Eversource bill & WinPower Update
Please watch this video of the presentation.
The Jenks Senior Center
Jenks Room
109 Skillings Road
Winchester MA  01890
(781) 721-7136
Presenter: Susan Grimes McPhee, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Town of Winchester

In March 2018, the MA Attorney General, Maura Healey, called for the shut down of the competitive electricity supply market for residential customers in the Commonwealth to protect electric customers. The AG’s office released a two-year study showing that the aggressive tactics and false promises of these for-profit, third party electric suppliers led to 500,000 customers paying $176.8 million more than they would have had they stayed with their utility company. (See the full press release from MA.Gov)

Public discussions about the program were held and recorded at the Jenks Senior Center.

Click here to view the original presentation from November 7, 2017, at the Jenks Senior Center.

Monday, February 12, 2018
Jenks Senior Center
WinPower Update: Latest News on Community Choice Electricity Aggregation in Winchester
Below is a video of the full presentation.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 
Town Hall
Mystic Valley Room
Presenter: Susan Grimes McPhee, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Town of Winchester

Monday, June 5, 2017
Jenks Center
Jenks Room
109 Skillings Road
Winchester MA  01890
(781) 721-7136
Presenter: Mr. John O’Rourke, Good Energy, LP

Saturday June 3, 2017, at Town Day
Main Street booth