Utilities and Street Lights

This table lists the provider for each type of utility in Halifax. Other vendors, not regulated by the State or the Town, but providing services such as electricity generation, non-broadcast channels (i.e. cable), and Internet exist, but there are too many for the Town to list or keep track. You should run searches to determine what vendors exist and what services they offer.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and National Grid can provide information about electricity generation suppliers and brokers operating in the National Grid network and also a complete list of licensed electricity suppliers and brokers operating in Massachusetts.

Please call or visit the web site for a particular provider if you have a service or billing question.

Type of utilityProviderTelephoneWeb site
Cable televisionComcast1-800-934-6489Comcast
Dig SafeDig Safe1-888-344-7233Dig Safe
ElectricityNational Grid1-800-322-3223

National Grid Service

Electricity Outage Map

Natural GasColumbia Gas of MA


1-800-233-5325 (emerg)

Columbia Gas of MA
Sewer - all homes on septic systems   
StreetlightsNational Grid1-800-322-3223National Grid - Streetlight Repair
WaterHalifax Water Department1-78-293-1733Halifax Water Department

Electricity Aggregation

The Town of Halifax is pleased to announce that NextEra Energy Services (“NextEra”) has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. NextEra will provide electric power supply for all consumers currently on Basic Service in Halifax.

Check your mailbox for an envelope with the Town Seal on it. It contains information about the Program including a Consumer Notification Letter and Opt-Out Reply Card.

BASIC SERVICE CONSUMERS do not need to take any action to participate. You will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT by signing and returning the Opt-Out Reply Card OR visit http://www.colonialpowergroup.com/halifax/, click the OPT-OUT button and follow the instructions specified OR call NextEra at (855) 724-6301.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM you may OPT-IN at http://www.colonialpowergroup.com/halifax/ OR call NextEra at (855) 724-6301 and ask to be enrolled.

Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Halifax to facilitate the Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call us toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1

Comparison of Electricity Rates

Residential RatesHalifax Aggregation/NexteraNational Grid
9/1/2017 to 10/31/2017$0.09299/kWh$0.09432/kWh
11/1/2017 to 4/30/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.12673/kWh
5/1/2018 to 10/31/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.10870/kWh
11/1/2018 to 4/30/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.13718/kWh
5/1/2019 to 10/31/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.10820/kWh
11/1/2019 to 4/30/2020$0.10876/kWh$0.13957/kWh
5/1/2020 to 8/31/2020$0.10876/kWh$0.09898/kWh


Commercial RatesHalifax Aggregation/NexteraNational Grid
9/1/2017 to 10/31/2017$0.09299/kWh$0.08791/kWh
11/1/2017 to 4/30/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.11946/kWh
5/1/2018 to 10/31/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.10182/kWh
11/1/2018 to 4/30/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.13166/kWh
5/1/2019 to 10/31/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.09668/kWh
11/1/2019 to 4/30/2020$0.10876/kWh$0.12160/kWh
5/1/2020 to 8/31/2020$0.10876/kWh




Industrial CEMA RatesHalifax Aggregation/NexteraNational Grid
9/1/2017 to 10/31/2017$0.09299/kWh$0.08273/kWh
11/1/2017 to 4/30/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.10931/kWh
5/1/2018 to 10/31/2018$0.10876/kWh$0.09976/kWh
11/1/2018 to 4/30/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.14761/kWh
5/1/2019 to 10/31/2019$0.10876/kWh$0.10677/kWh
11/1/2019 to 4/30/2020$0.10876/kWh$0.12204/kWh
5/1/2020 to 8/31/2020$0.10876/kWh


For more information, you can download the following documents:

A copy of the information being mailed to all residents.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about the program.

Fuel Assistance

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts provides information about the 2017-2018 Fuel Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Program by phone (508) 588-5440  or (800) 822-5454 or through the following web sites: Columbia Gas, Mass Save and MA Good Neighbor.

South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC) Inc., runs a fuel assistance program.  Call 508-746-6707 (or toll free 877-FUEL-AID) to speak with a live operator from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is also a 24-hour voice-response system that enables applicants and clients to learn how the program works, access the status of their application and hear a list of payments made. In addition, the Halifax COA (elderly only), 781-293-7313 accepts applications on behalf of SSCAC. And, you can visit the SSCAC website for a complete listing of volunteer sites and their contact information and hours for fuel assistance applications.