Electricity Choices

Quincy Community Electricity (QCE) expects to offer a standard product which will have more renewable energy than required. The program also expects to offer multiple optional products, each with varying levels of renewable energy. Participants in the program will receive the Standard product unless they affirmatively choose otherwise. 

Standard Product

10% Additional Renewable Energy

To start, the program aims to add an additional 10% more MA Class I renewable energy into your electricity mix. That means an additional 10% of a customer’s electricity consumption will be sourced from renewable generation.

Renewable energy will be certified by purchasing and retiring Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the accepted legal instrument used to track renewable energy generation and to substantiate claims of renewable energy use.

The program will have three optional products to let you find the right balance of cost and renewable energy!

50% additional renewable electricity
100% additional renewable electricity
No extra renewable electricity

Exact percentages will be finalized based upon prices secured in the competitive bidding process

Renewable electricity

Quincy Community Electricity may source the extra renewable energy from Green Energy Consumers Alliance. Green Energy Consumers Alliance is a local non-profit that is dedicated to supporting the growth of renewable energy and has a long history of providing local renewable energy options in our region. QCE expects that all extra renewable energy will qualify for Massachusetts Class I (MA Class I) status. It will also meet additional standards to provide Quincy with the cleanest options and the most local impact.

Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the source for all Quincy’s extra renewable energy, helps bring new renewable projects to life through strategic project support and long-term contracts. The sources from which Green Energy Consumers buys are shown below as of October 2020.

Resources that have been, are in or are contracted with Green Energy Consumers Alliance as of October 2020.