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Boston energy rates

Boston is a major metropolis in New England. The city itself has a population of nearly 700,000 and is part of a metropolitan area that totals 4.3 million residents.  The large population and urban lifestyle mean Boston energy rates must be reasonably priced. Suppliers also must offer efficient energy services to satisfy residential and business electricity demand.

Energy rates in Boston change often. In general, the cheapest rates are offered during the end of spring. Prices are higher in the middle of summer and autumn and escalate when temperatures fall at the beginning of winter.

That means signing up for or switching providers at the right time can reduce Boston electricity costs. Check out more Boston energy rates to see additional plans and options available in your area.

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Boston energy deregulation

Massachusetts deregulated its energy market in March 1998. What did that mean for electricity rates? It meant that Boston electricity providers had to compete for customers.

Deregulation transformed the energy market. The result was that Boston residents gained the option to choose their Massachusetts electric rates. How? Simply search for the best electricity rates in my area, research those plans, and sign up for the one that looks the best.

Want to know the good news? Choose Energy gives you the opportunity to find, research, and sign up for the best electric rates near me in one place. Plus you can sign up in only minutes.

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There are plenty of choices. In Massachusetts, residents can buy energy from independent suppliers or from their utility. (Regardless of the company you select to provide your electricity or natural gas, a utility will deliver energy to your home or business.

Because of the competition for your home or business energy, prices should be driven down. By comparing the different plans, you may be able to save money on Massachusetts electric rates.

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. A utility is in charge of delivering the electricity to your home. You also may buy your electricity supply from a utility in Massachusetts, though you may pay more per kilowatt hour (kWh).

The utility serving Boston is Eversource Energy, which also delivers natural gas to customers. Eversource has about 207,000 customers and operates a service area of nearly 1,500 square miles. It is one of the largest utilities in New England. Eversource is also the company Boston residents should call if there is an outage. Contact the company by calling 800-286-2000 or by visiting the utility’s outae page.

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. These include Constellation Energy, Clearview Energy, Direct Energy, and Public Power. In mid-January, electricity supply rates as low 8.9 cents/kWh were available

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Boston electric rates in my area

When it comes time for you to search for Boston electric rates near me, make the fast, simple choice with Choose Energy. Our marketplace makes it easy to conduct your research into Boston electricity rates in my area.

The “in my area” part is important, because suppliers offer different rates in different places. And plans certainly can be different lengths, termination fees and more.

Enter your ZIP code on this page and review how much you could save with a new energy plan.

Boston renewable energy

Massachusetts is among the most efficient states in its use of energy. When it comes to business energy, the state consistently ranks at the top for economic output per electricity input. As of late 2020, wind, solar, and hydroelectric sources accounted for more than 25 percent of the electricity generated in the state.

Boston has long been 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. 

All Massachusetts electricity suppliers must offer at least 27 percent of renewable energy in their plans.

Boston energy for business

Deregulation doesn’t just apply to residential customers. Businesses have the opportunity to find lower rates as well. Given that businesses typically use much more electricity per month than residences, that can mean big savings. Some businesses have reported saving as much as 30 percent.

If you own a commercial establishment, make sure you check out Boston business electric rates in my area by using one of two methods. You can call 844-288-0613. Or you can fill out this form and a business electricity expert will contact you.