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Worcester energy rates

As the second largest city in New England next to Boston, Worcester has over 798,552 in its greater metropolitan area. Given Worcester’s strategic importance in the region, the city is nicknamed the Heart of New England. With so many residents and businesses operating in the Worcester area, it is important that Worcester has efficient and affordable energy sources.

Since Massachusetts weather is so unpredictable, energy prices in Worcester vary by season. Typically, energy rates are cheapest in the spring and most expensive during the winter. Rates also vary based on supplier, contract length and energy source. Check out current Worcester energy rates and compare the different available plans and options.

Worcester energy deregulation

In order to give customers more control over their energy bills, Massachusetts passed energy deregulation legislation. In years past, a single utility (or wires) company would deliver and supply energy to homes and businesses. While this may seem like the simplest method, it is actually the most expensive, as it established a monopoly for the Worcester wires company.

Energy deregulation in Worcester introduced competition to the market, giving customers more choices. While a single utility provider will continue to create and transmit the electricity, consumers can now compare prices from several different Worcester energy suppliers.

Worcester utility companies & energy providers

Prior to energy deregulation in Worcester, the transmission, distribution and sales of utility services were provided by the same company. While transmission and distribution is still handled by a single utility company, customers can now select their own energy provider.

National Grid (Massachusetts Electric) serves the Worcester, MA, utility service area. National Grid (Massachusetts Electric) is responsible for the transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas to customers in New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. When it comes to energy companies, residents can choose from providers like Clearview Energy and Constellation — both partners of Choose Energy.

Worcester renewable energy

Massachusetts ranks 35th among all states in electricity generated by renewable energy. Although this may seem low, the state is committed to becoming eco-friendly. In fact, Boston was named the #3 most green-friendly city in 2008. The Energy Task Force is responsible for implementing the city’s action plan for reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of clean and renewable energy in Worcester. In order to provide green energy to residents, Choose Energy has partnered with Clearview Energy.