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Massachusetts energy rates

Massachusetts has a deregulated energy market, which means consumers have the power to choose their energy provider. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to shop for energy plans and compare electric rates in Massachusetts across different providers, and it’s entirely free to use.

Massachusetts electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Clearview Energy - GreenGuarantee6Plus 6 months $0.111 / kWh
Constellation - 6 Month Home Power Plan 6 months $0.150 / kWh
Public Power - 36 Month Fixed 36 months $0.151 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 5/21/2022, 6:55:04 PM CDT for ZIP Code 02109. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

How to find the best electricity rates in Massachusetts

Energy deregulation in Massachusetts means that energy rates fluctuate throughout the year based on the season, energy demand, and other factors. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace can help you shop for Massachusetts electricity rates and find the best plan for your home or business. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Enter your ZIP code above. You can browse energy plans available near you and compare rates from many different providers.
  2. Choose the best plan for you. You can sign up in just a few minutes online or call the number on the screen to speak to an energy expert.
  3. Enjoy your new energy plan. Your new provider will handle the setup, so you can just relax and enjoy your new energy plan.

Electricity rates in my area

Electricity rates vary throughout the state, primarily based on the different utility transmission charges. The rate you pay in one part of Massachusetts could be entirely different from what someone pays in another part of the state, even for the same plan. Because of that, it’s important that when you shop for energy plans, you specifically shop for electricity rates near you.

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace is the best way to find accurate and reliable energy rates in your area. Enter your ZIP code to explore local energy plans and find the best one for your home.

Moving to Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is home to about 7 million people. The state is known for its early U.S. history. Massachusetts also has a deregulated energy market. If you’re planning a move to Massachusetts, you have the power to choose your energy provider. Enter your new ZIP code above to discover energy rates and plans available for your new home.

SaveOnEnergy’s tips for easy electricity service setup

  • Don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label before signing up. It contains important information including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • % renewable energy sourcing
    • Early termination fees
  • Enjoy hassle-free supplier setup. Once your order has been confirmed, your new supplier will set up service with your utility, or transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) – but don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any interruption to your power during the switch.
  • Understanding your electricity bill. Your local TDSP will still deliver your electricity and maintain electric infrastructure including meters and power lines. Your utility fees can be found as TDU or TDSP charges on your monthly bill. They are independent of your supplier rate.

Types of electric plans in Massachusetts

Not only can you choose your own energy provider in Massachusetts, but you can also choose the type of plan you want. There are a variety of types of plans to choose from, and the one that’s right for you depends on your energy usage and other factors. Below you can learn more about the different types of energy plans available. If you have additional questions, call the number at the top of the screen to speak to an energy expert.

Fixed-rate plans in Massachusetts

A fixed-rate energy plan is one that allows you to lock in your energy rate for the length of your contract, which usually ranges from 12-36 months. The good news is that you’ll have more stability in your budget. However, you might have to pay an early termination fee (ETF) if you end your service before the end of your contract.

Variable-rate plans in Massachusetts

A variable-rate energy plan doesn’t require you to enter into a contract, nor does it allow you to lock in your energy rate. Instead, your rate from month to month is based on the current energy market. Your utility bill will fluctuate — certain months your bill may spike, while other months you can save money. You’re free to switch providers at any time because there is no contract. 

No deposit and prepaid energy plans in Massachusetts

Depending on your credit score, you may be required to pay a deposit when you sign up for your energy plan. One way to avoid a deposit is to shop for a no-deposit plan. A popular type of no-deposit plan is a prepaid energy plan, which allows you to pay for your electricity upfront to avoid the deposit and the credit check.

Green energy plans in Massachusetts

Like many states, Massachusetts has invested heavily in green energy. In fact, the state ranks in the top ten for solar energy generation. As a result, Massachusetts residents are able to find affordable green energy plans. Enter your ZIP code above to discover renewable energy plans available in your area.

Business energy plans in Massachusetts

If you’re a business owner in Massachusetts, you can also take advantage of the state’s deregulated energy market to choose your own provider. Visit our business energy page where you can learn more about business energy, speak to an energy expert, and start building your customized commercial energy plan.

Cheap energy prices in Massachusetts

Due to Massachusetts’s deregulated energy market, rates fluctuate throughout the year based on a variety of factors. In the northeastern part of the country, energy demand tends to change throughout the year. Hot summers and cold winters mean energy demand is higher, and energy rates rise with it. But in the spring and fall, temperatures are more moderate, meaning energy rates are often lower at that time. As a result, one of the best ways to save money on electricity is to shop at off-peak times. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to find the cheapest electricity rates available at any time.

Energy providers and utility companies in Massachusetts

Deregulation in Massachusetts allows consumers to choose their own energy provider. Residents can choose from close to 60 residential Massachusetts electric suppliers. Energy providers in Massachusetts include Clearview Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, and Public Power, among others. The energy suppliers generate and sell electricity to consumers.

Your utility company, on the other hand, is based on where you live and you can’t choose your own. There are three major electric utilities in Massachusetts— Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil. These utility companies maintain the power grid, restore outages, and transmit electricity to your home. 

Contact your Massachusetts utility company

If you experience a power outage or another interruption to your electricity, you should contact your local utility company. Here’s information to help you contact your utility company:

  • Call Eversource on 800-592-2000
  • Call National Grid on 1-800-465-1212
  • Call Unitil on 888-301-7700

Not sure what kind of energy plan will work for your home?

With so many plans and options to choose from, navigating the deregulated energy market can easily become confusing. This is why SaveOnEnergy offers expertly written guides explaining each option to help you learn more. Our library offers everything from a guide to picking an energy plan to energy-saving tips. You can also use the SaveOnEnergy usage calculator to estimate your electricity usage, which can help you choose the right energy plan.

Massachusetts energy FAQs

Is the natural gas market deregulated in Massachusetts? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Energy deregulation in Massachusetts doesn’t just apply to electricity. It also gives consumers the power to choose their own natural gas providers.

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Massachusetts? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Public Power has some of the cheapest electricity in Massachusetts, with rates starting at just 13.7 cents per kWh.

What is the best energy plan in Massachusetts? Expand / Collapse Toggle

There’s not necessarily one energy plan that’s best for everyone. Instead, the best plan for you depends on your energy usage habits, budget, and what type of plan you want.

How do I find a green energy plan in Massachusetts? Expand / Collapse Toggle

To shop for green energy plans in the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, enter your ZIP code above. You can use the filter tool to shop by green energy, provider, price, and other factors.

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