Massachusetts Energy Switch Program
As a Massachusetts resident or business, you can choose a competitive electricity supplier to generate your energy supply at a lower rate than the rate provided by Eversource, National Grid or Until.
The energy switch program in Massachusetts provides customers with several competitive options and lower rates for electricity customers. As a Massachusetts resident or business who has selected a competitive supplier, you will continue to receive your monthly bill from the local utility with a new competitive supplier listed on the bill along with a new rate for the price/kWh. Compare Massachusetts electric rates now.
Massachusetts’s Competitive Electricity Market
Massachusetts deregulated electricity in 1998 and has since developed a successful competitive retail electricity market for residents and consumers. Deregulation of electricity refers to an open market for energy supply, therefore, customers can compare rates with competitive suppliers in Massachusetts which will lower the energy supply costs on a customer’s bill while the delivery charges continue to be regulated and remain unchanged by switching suppliers.
Your Utility Bill
As a Massachusetts’s electricity customer, your electric bill is divided into two major sections: delivery and supply (or generation). The supply charges are the ones that are open to competition and can be lowered by finding a lower cost supplier in your utility territory. There are many competitive Massachusetts electricity suppliers that can provide your energy supply. The delivery portion of your bill remains fully regulated and unchanged when switching to a different energy supplier. All residential, small commercial, large commercial and industrial customers in Massachusetts can switch suppliers. Residents can Compare Massachusetts electricity rates and Businesses can Receive a Commercial Quote.
Facts about Massachusetts
- The liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, received 60% of the nation's total LNG imports in 2020.
- Massachusetts consumes almost three times as much electricity as the state produces, but it uses less electricity per capita than all but three other states.
- In 2020, solar energy accounted for 19% of Massachusetts' total in-state electricity net generation and accounted for almost two-thirds of the solar electricity net generation in New England. Massachusetts also ranked ninth in the nation in net generation from all solar in 2020.
- More than half of Massachusetts households use natural gas for home heating, about one in four rely on fuel oil, and about one in six households use electricity.