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Boston energy rates

Boston is a large northeastern city with a population of over 636,000. The metropolitan area totals 4.59 million residents.  The large population and urban lifestyle mean Boston requires reasonably priced, efficient energy services to satisfy residential and commercial demand.

Energy rates in Boston change often. In general, the cheapest rates are offered during the end of spring, summer and winter; prices are higher during the middle of spring, summer and autumn and the beginning of winter. Rates generally level off during the middle of winter. Signing up or switching providers at the right time can reduce electricity costs. Check out more Boston energy rates to see additional plans and options available in your area.

Boston energy deregulation

In March 1998, Massachusetts deregulated the energy market. Doing so transformed the energy market and gave Boston residents the option to choose their energy provider. Previously, the market was controlled by one utility company; now, independent providers manage the retail side of the energy market, while the utility company handles the process of transmitting electricity from the power plant and distributing it to residences. With competition among suppliers, energy prices should go down. By comparing the different plans, you may be able to save money.

Boston utility companies & energy suppliers

Before the market was restructured, one utility managed everything, from transmitting and distributing electricity to collecting monthly payments. After deregulation, those responsibilities have been divided. One utility is in charge of delivering the electricity to your home. While you cannot choose your utility, you can choose among different suppliers offering a variety of different plans.  Choose Energy helps connect Boston residents to preferred suppliers.

Boston renewable energy

While not a large state, Massachusetts is very efficient in its use of energy. In the commercial sector, the Bay State is the most efficient user of electricity in terms of economic output per electricity input. Additionally, in 2015, energy generation from green sources accounted for 9.4 percent of the energy generated by the state.

Boston has been at the forefront of green living and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s greenest cities. Boston was ranked fifth among all cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2011 in the category of environmental sustainability. In 2013, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) placed Boston first in energy efficiency. Residents of Boston can use green power in their home. Choose Energy has relationships with several Boston renewable energy suppliers, like Clearview Energy.

Updated: 4/3/2019