What you need to know

Marlborough Community Power is our town’s electricity supply program. The Program aims to help our community members manage electricity costs, increase renewable energy use, and reduce carbon pollution. This program launched in June 2023. 

Questions? Call Marlborough Community Power’s supplier, Direct Energy Services at (866) 968-8065 or visit our support page.

Electricity Options

The table below summarizes the program’s electricity options, which apply to all rate classes. For additional details go to the Products & Pricing page here.

(for automatic enrollment)
Default Service

11.471 ¢/kWh 11.100 ¢/kWh 12.050 ¢/kWh 13.900 ¢/kWh 12.582¢/kWh
Adds 10% voluntary renewable energy
(NH Class I RECs)
No additional
renewable energy
Adds voluntary renewable energy
(NH Class I RECs) to total 50%
Adds voluntary renewable energy
(NH Class I RECs) to total 100%
No additional renewable energy
June 2023 - December 2025 August 2023 - January 2024

​​In order to gain the greatest degree of leverage with qualified suppliers, the City of Keene and Towns of Marlborough, Swanzey and Wilton joined together to collectively bid for an electricity supplier. All municipalities are working with the experienced consulting team of Good Energy & Standard Power.

How It Works

Marlborough Community Power is a municipal electricity aggregation operated by the Town of Marlborough, and authorized by NH RSA 53-E

There are two parts to your Eversource electricity bill, Supply and Delivery. 

If you participate in Marlborough Community Power, your Eversource bill will be impacted as follows:

  • The Supplier portion of the bill will change to reflect your participation in Marlborough’s program.
  • Eversource will continue to provide all Delivery Services, including responding to power outages, and will continue to send you your electricity bill.
  • Customers that receive a discount on their electricity bill through the Electric Assistance Program (EAP) will continue to receive their benefits. 
  • Budget billing customers will continue to receive budget billing for the Delivery Services portion of the bill.
  • Net metering: due to limitations with the utility billing system, Marlborough Community Power cannot yet offer the net metering value we would like for all net metering customers. For residential customers that participate, those on Net Energy Metering 1.0 (or “Standard”) would continue to receive the same value for their generation as today; however, those on Net Energy Metering 2.0 (or “Alternative”) would receive less value for their generation than today. There are additional factors to consider, and we highly encourage each net metering customer to make their own decision. Please see our detailed Net Metering FAQ for Marlborough Community Power here to help with your decision. If, after reading this document, you are still uncertain about the best decision for your household, please call our net metering support line at 877-877-1670 ext 3.
  • You may leave the Program, or switch to a different program option, at any time, and without penalty.