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Massachusetts energy rates

Residents in Massachusetts are fortunate that they have the power to choose their own electric supplier and find the best Massachusetts electricity rates. Thanks to a deregulated energy market, consumers now have more control over their electric bill.

There are a lot of options to look at when choosing from Massachusetts electric suppliers. You can select the length of your contract — most are typically one to three years. You can also choose from a variety of green energy options. But the biggest decision is whether you want a fixed-rate plan, where your electricity rate stays constant during the entirety of your contract; or a variable rate plan, where the rate you’re billed at could change every month.

Massachusetts electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Clearview Energy - ClearGreenGuarantee 12 Plus 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Home Power Plan 36 months $0.107 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.117 / kWh
Public Power - 36 Month Fixed 36 months $0.121 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2020, 3:39:39 PM CST 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.

Energy deregulation in Massachusetts

In 1997, the state of Massachusetts passed a law giving its residents the ability to select the company that provides their electricity. In 1998, this new law was placed on the ballot for voters to decide — and by an overwhelming margin of 65%, voters decided they wanted to be able to make this choice.

Residents also have this same choice when it comes to purchasing their natural gas. Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) oversees both electric and natural gas companies in the state, but does not regulate Massachusetts natural gas prices or electric prices.

Energy plans in Massachusetts

With the number of Massachusetts electric suppliers, the wide range of Massachusetts electricity prices, and all the other factors to consider, choosing your provider can be difficult. That’s where Save On Energy comes in. You can learn about the process, the various providers, and many other factors so you can make an informed decision.

Among our resources are:

A quick list of things you’ll want to know:

  • Variable rate plans — The rate you’re charged for your electricity could change every month due to fluctuations in the energy market.
  • Fixed rate plans — Despite changes in the market, you’ll be charged the same rate for the entire term of your contract.
  • Prepaid plans — Pay a set amount in advance and add money to your account when needed.
  • Renewable energy plans — Some plans use more green options such as solar or wind power than others.

You’re not required to choose an electric supplier. Instead, if you don’t choose a provider, your local utility company will supply your electricity.

Massachusetts energy companies

Massachusetts has three electric utilities — Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil. They maintain the power grid, restore outages, and transmit your electricity to your home.

Residents can choose from close to 60 residential Massachusetts electric suppliers. This includes Clearview Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, and Public Power, among others. These are the companies you can purchase electricity from.

Find the right energy plan with Save On Energy

You don’t have to go it alone when choosing from Massachusetts electric suppliers. Instead, you can take advantage of Save On Energy’s free online marketplace. Using our comparison tool, you can review Massachusetts electricity prices, contract terms, and a variety of other options such as renewable, prepaid, and no-deposit plans. We can help you take the guesswork out of this decision.

To get started with Save On Energy’s free comparison tool:

  • Simply enter your zip code to compare plans and Massachusetts electricity rates from the list of available providers.
  • Once you choose your plan, you can sign up directly from our site or by calling the phone number listed.
  • Your new provider will complete the setup process and you can start enjoying your new plan.
Utility Company Emergency Number Customer Service Number
Unitil (Fitchburg Gas & Electric) 888-301-7700 888-301-7700
National Grid (Mass. Electric) 1-800-465-1212 1-800-322-3223
National Grid (Nantucket Electric) 1-800-465-1212 1-800-322-3223
Eversource Energy (formerly NSTAR) 800-592-2000 Residential: 800-592-2000
Business: 800-340-9822
Eversource Energy (formerly WMECo) 877-659-6326 Residential: 877-659-6326
Business: 888-783-6610

Updated: 11-5-2020

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