Green Municipal Aggregation (Community Choice Electricity)

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Full 2023 Report: Green Power at Lower Cost

Green Energy Consumers Alliance pioneered Green Municipal Aggregation, and now serves 30 communities in MA & RI with more local renewable electricity than required by state law. Learn about GMA below.

Tax Receipts for 2023

We purchase additional renewable energy on behalf of residents of 30 communities, and the cost of that is included directly on their electricity bills within the electric supply price. Because we are a 501c3 nonprofit, payments for additional renewable energy are considered charitable contributions and are federally tax-deductible if you itemize.

Visit this page to check if you qualify for a tax receipt and to receive it by email. Thanks for supporting clean energy!

Interactive Map of Aggregations

Click to see each community's status. On touchscreen device use two fingers to zoom in or out.

Map of Rhode Island towns with GMA programs

Key takeaways from our 2023 report on Massachusetts:

  • Of the 351 municipalities in Massachusetts, 167 cities and towns currently have an aggregation plan approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU). See our new interactive map above!
    *Note that 49 cities and towns receive their power supply from municipal utilities. 
  • These plans range from including no Class I renewable options (“brown”) to including 30% or more Class I renewable options than are required by state law (“very dark green”), depending on how much renewable content each municipality has opted to incorporate into their program.

What is GMA?

Municipal aggregation (often called Community Choice Electricity) is the process by which a municipality (a town or city) purchases electricity in bulk from a competitive supplier on behalf of the residents and businesses within the community. The fundamental characteristic that distinguishes GMA from traditional aggregations is that the default electricity supply in a GMA includes more Class I renewable content than required by the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Clean Energy Standard (CES).

This process allows for important energy decisions to be made at the local level rather than by an investor-owned utility or by a for-profit competitive electricity supplier. 

Green Municipal Aggregation, or GMA, is a model that our organization devised with energy broker Good Energy so that communities could support local renewable energy. When a community decides to enact GMA, 

  • it undergoes a municipal process to approve and pass GMA,
  • it goes out to bid for an electricity supplier and secures a long-term price and a cleaner electricity supply, and
  • that supplier replaces the utility's Basic Service on residents' bills, offering a more stable price (usually cheaper in the long run, too), and adding more renewable energy than required by state law.

How do I get my community involved?

If you’re interested in learning more about GMA or want to find out how your community can get started, contact

If you want to see if you can switch to 100% renewable electricity via your community's GMA program or through our Green Powered program, start here.

Green Energy Consumers supplies renewable energy to the community electricity aggregations listed below.  For a list of all communities with aggregations in Massachusetts (whether Green Energy Consumers is the supplier of renewable energy or not), click here.

NameRenewable electricity (added by default)Supplier (what you'll see on your electric bill)Website
Central Falls,
Cohasset, MA10%Direct
Dedham, MA10%Constellation New
Fairhaven, MA10%Constellation New
Gloucester, MA10%Constellation New
Hanson, MA10%Direct Energy
Marshfield, MA10%Direct
Medfield, MA10%Direct Energy
Millis, MA5%Constellation New Energy
Scituate, MA10%Direct
Somerville, MA20%Direct
South Kingstown,
Westford, MA10%Constellation New
Westwood, MA10%Direct