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Powering New Hampshire's Longest Stretch of Seacoast

Rye Community Power expands energy choices for our Town's residents and businesses, while lowering costs.

In 2022, the Rye voters adopted the Rye Community Power Plan at Town Meeting.

We are now putting that plan to action to create short- and long-term benefits for the people of Rye.

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How Community Power Works

Rye Community Power combines the buying power of residents and businesses so that together we can achieve competitively priced electricity. Customers are always free to choose to buy power from Eversource, or from another market option, by submitting notice in advance of their next utility meter read date.

By accessing the power market, we can control price volatility and choose which energy sources to buy or build.


Rye Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.


Eversource delivers the electricity using the same power line infrastructure and billing mechanisms.


Rye Energy Customers save money and have the power to choose new rates and products, and how much electricity comes from renewable sources.

Electricity markets are changing. Customers are generating their own power and adopting new technologies that add value to our energy portfolio.

Rye Community Power will harness that value, and empower customers to create a more innovative and cost-effective energy future.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

Choices, Rye

Electricity Supply Choices

Energy users in Rye can select which energy choice works best for them.

Use the portal or call us at 1-866-603-POWR to choose your power option, or to opt out, and have your Eversource account number handy so we can easily process your selection.

**If you have recently set up a new account with Eversource please, call 1-866-603-7697 (POWR) to enroll in Rye Community Power.

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Residential, General Service, Outdoor Lighting

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* Based on usage of 650 kWh per month

Mid-sized Commercial Customers 

The table below shows our Rye Community Power monthly variable rates for Primary General Service customers (Class GV) enrolled into Granite Basic compared to Eversource's supply rate in ¢ per kWh:

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Commercial Rates Beginning August 1st, 2024

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Note that variable rates shown for Eversource are charged by the utility based on the amount of electricity you use within each calendar month, whereas variable rates for Community Power are charged starting on the date within each month when Eversource reads your electricity meter.


For example, you would be charged the Community Power rate shown for “July” for usage during the period between when Eversource reads your meter in July until the utility closes your billing cycle by reading your meter again about one month later. Refer to our FAQs for more details. 

Exceptions to Automatic Enrollment

Certain customer groups will NOT be automatically enrolled in Rye Community Power, including:

  • Customers buying electricity from a third-party supplier.

  • Net Metered customers.

  • Large General Service, Backup Service, and Commercial & Industrial electric vehicle charging station customers (Class LG, B, and EV-2).

If one of these exceptions applies to you, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more and contact us to discuss your options.

View the Environmental Disclosure Label for the electricity we provide to customers.

Rye Exceptions

Why Customers choose Community Power


Our energy supply rate is lower than the Eversource supply rate.


You have the option to buy renewable and carbon free power.

Rye Community Power reduces our reliance on fossil fuels.


We will be developing and offering time-of-day rates, and programs to encourage energy storage and other innovations to reduce demand and lower cost.


You have a say in what your energy future will look like.

Rye is part of Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire, our nonprofit, locally-governed power agency.

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Lisa Sweet
Board Director of the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Chair of the Coalition's
Member Operations & Engagement Committee

Member of the Rye Energy Committee
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Howard Kalet
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Co-Chair of the Rye Energy Committee

Community Representation

Rye joined dozens of other New Hampshire cities and towns to create our own locally accountable nonprofit power agency — Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire.

The Town of Rye appoints representatives to the Coalition to oversee the agency's governance and finances. Meet our Member Representatives!

The Coalition


Through the Coalition, we tap into the advanced expertise to give customers the highest quality service, and the collective leadership required to drive important policy reforms at the state level.

Together, we are leading the way towards a more innovative and resilient energy system for the Granite State.

Visit the Town of Rye's Energy Committee and Community Power webpages and attend our Committee meetings to get involved!

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