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.
How Community Power Works
Rye Community Power combines the buying power of residents and businesses so that together we can achieve competitively priced electricity:
In advance of the launch of Rye Community Power, all customers within the Town have been mailed a notice (containing information about their electricity rates and energy supply choice options).
The Town also hosted a public information meeting to answer questions about the program on April 4, 2023.
All customers have at least until April 27, 2023 — when Rye Community Power launches! — to consider whether to opt-out, opt-in, or opt-up to choose a cleaner power option:
Most customers currently on Eversource's default supply service do not have to take any action to benefit from our lower electricity rate: unless they choose to opt-out of the program, they will begin taking service from Rye Community Power on the date Eversource reads their meter between late April and May 2023.
Select customer groups are not eligible for automatic enrollment (listed below) but may choose to opt-in.
After the launch of Rye Community Power, 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.
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.
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:
Mid-sized commercial customers (Class GV) can also pay an additional 0.4¢ / kWh, 1.1¢ / kWh or 3.3¢ / kWh to opt-up to Granite Plus, Clean 50, or Clean 100.
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.
Why Customers choose Community Power
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE RATES
Our energy supply rate is lower than the Eversource supply rate.
CLEAN ENERGY OPTIONS
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.
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
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Co-Chair of the Rye Energy Committee
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!
COMMUNITY POWER COALITION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
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.