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Massachusetts energy rates

If you’re a Massachusetts resident, your state has a deregulated energy market, which means you have the power to choose your energy provider. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes this process easy to navigate. With this free marketplace, you can shop for energy plans and compare rates from a variety of Massachusetts electricity providers. To get started, here’s what you need to know about Massachusetts electricity rates:

  • The current average residential rate in Massachusetts is 25.2 cents/kWh.
  • The current commercial rate in Massachusetts is 18.08 cents/kWh.

How to find the best electricity rates in Massachusetts

Energy deregulation in Massachusetts means that energy rates can fluctuate throughout the year. The rates will change based on the season, energy demand, and other factors. With the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, you can shop for electricity rates in Massachusetts to find the most appropriate 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. 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 relax and enjoy your energy plan.

Electricity rates in my area

Electricity rates vary throughout the state, primarily based on the different transmission fees each utility 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 if you have 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 above to explore local energy plans and find the best one for your home.

Types of electric plans in Massachusetts

When searching for energy plans in Massachusetts’ deregulated market, you may come across several different types of plans with different rate types and term lengths. The one that’s right for you depends on your energy usage and other factors. You can learn more below about the different types of energy plans you might encounter in Massachusetts. If you have additional questions, call the number at the top of the screen to speak to an energy expert who can guide you through this process.

Fixed-rate plans in Massachusetts

A fixed-rate energy plan allows you to lock in your energy rate for the length of your contract, which usually ranges from 12 to 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; however, you cannot lock in your energy rate as with a fixed-rate plan. Instead, your rate will fluctuate from month to month based on the current energy market. Certain months your bill may spike, while in other months, you can save money. With a variable-rate plan, you’re also 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. As a result, Massachusetts residents can easily 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

Deregulation in Massachusetts allows consumers to choose their own energy provider. Energy providers in Massachusetts include Constellation Energy and Direct Energy, among others. The energy suppliers generate and sell electricity to consumers; they also maintain your account, including usage and billing as well as customer support.

You cannot choose your utility company, on the other hand; it is determined by where you live. These utility companies maintain the power grid, restore outages, and transmit electricity to your home. There are three major electric utilities in Massachusetts — Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil.

 

Solar energy in Massachusetts

Massachusetts ranks in the top 10 for solar energy generation in the U.S. There are also incentives through the state if you opt for solar energy in your home or business. Call our experts at the number on the screen or enter your ZIP code above to see what solar energy options for Massachusetts are available to you, as well as any incentives you may be eligible for. SaveOnEnergy can connect with you with a quality solar installer in Massachusetts quickly and easily.

If you are not ready to purchase a solar panel system, community solar in Massachusetts might be a great alternative. Community solar allows multiple residents in the same area to share the cost of solar power by subscribing to a central solar farm. The community solar facilitator serving Massachusetts and much of the rest of the U.S. is Arcadia; learn more by filling out your ZIP code and utility company here.

Contact your Massachusetts utility company

If you experience a power outage or another interruption to your electricity, you should contact your local utility company, not your energy provider. Here’s information to help you contact your utility company:

  • Call Eversource at 800-592-2000.
  • Call National Grid at 1-800-465-1212.
  • Call Unitil at 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 one on 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.

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.

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 natural gas providers.

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

Public Power has some of the cheapest electricity in Massachusetts. However, to stay updated on the most affordable rates available in Massachusetts, check the SaveOnEnergy marketplace regularly.

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

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

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

To shop for green energy plans using the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, enter your ZIP code above. You can also consider community solar in Massachusetts, which will allow you to enjoy savings from solar energy without having to pay the upfront cost.

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