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In Massachusetts, you can choose your electricity supplier. Switching suppliers gives you the same reliable utility services – but now on your terms. Over 500,000 Massachusetts residents have already switched energy suppliers. Need a good reason to switch energy suppliers? Electricity in Massachusetts is deregulated, so you have the opportunity to find a more competitive electric rate to save money. Mass electric residents have saved up to 19% on energy bills by switching providers. Enter your ZIP code above to start searching for better electricity rates.

Current Price to Compare MA Rates



National Grid (Massachusetts Electric) 12.673¢ / kwh
National Grid (Nantucket Electric) 12.673¢ / kwh
NSTAR (Eversource Energy) 12.888¢ / kwh
Unitil (Fitchburg Gas & Electric) 12.340¢ / kwh
Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECo) 10.503¢ / kwh
Supplier Plan Energy Term Length Rate
Constellation Energy 36 month fixed 11.49¢
Direct Energy 12 month fixed 12.19¢
Direct Energy 18 month fixed 11.69¢
Constellation Energy 6 month fixed 11.99¢
Constellation Energy 12 month fixed 12.69¢

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Get to know your options for energy providers in Massachusetts

Energy choice in Massachusetts got its start in 1997 with the Electric Industry Restructuring Act, which gives residents the opportunity to shop for the supply portion of their energy bill. The Act, as it is commonly known, was enacted to introduce competition among energy suppliers to drive down electric prices in Massachusetts.

Despite its 20-year history, deregulated energy is still a mystery to many in the state. The truth is, behind the complicated language, deregulated energy can be a simple way to save money on your electricity supply each month. Here, we’ll answer your questions about energy choice and the sign-up process to give you the confidence to compare plans today. In a nutshell, here's the process:

  1. Enter your ZIP above.
  2. Find an electricity supply plan that's right for you.
  3. Sign up with your new provider.

Get started now by entering your ZIP above.

What is energy choice?

Energy choice is the opportunity to shop for the supply portion of your energy bill. If you haven’t examined your energy bill in a while, you may be surprised to find the energy service delivered to your home is split up into three parts: supply, transmission and delivery. Energy supply describes the cost of energy purchased from the source of generation. This portion of your energy service makes up the bulk of your bill and is the part you can choose. Energy transmission involves the transportation of energy from the source to your utility’s distribution center. From there, the energy is delivered from the utility to your home.

Ready to give energy choice a try? Enter your ZIP in the space above and see what's available in your area.

What is the role of the utility?

No matter who you choose to supply your energy, transmission and delivery services will be carried out by your utility, which owns the infrastructure delivering energy to your home – such as power lines and meters. Along with these services, the utility is in charge of infrastructure repair and restoration of power to your home in the event of an emergency.

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In Massachusetts, your utility will continue to bill you for your energy supply, transmission and delivery services regardless of your chosen energy supplier. Once you start energy supply service from your alternative supplier, its billing information will appear on your utility bill in a separate part of the page. This creates a smoother transition for customers new to energy choice.

How are energy rates in Massachusetts determined?

Energy rates from your supplier and utility are determined by similar factors – with some exceptions. These factors that might impact your energy rates in Massachusetts are weather, energy availability, local regulation and supplier.

  • Weather can positively or negatively influence energy prices based on the principle of supply and demand. For instance, in warmer climates, energy prices may rise in the summer with the increased use of air conditioning. On the other hand, high winds may drive down prices of wind-energy for regions with turbines.
  • Energy availability can also heavily influence energy rates. If the supply of fuels goes down due to troubles at the power plant, energy prices will rise.
  • Regulation, such as that from the Public Utility Commission, affects utility customers because the regulative body is in charge of approving rates set by the utility. Rules may change depending on your location, but rates are most often approved by the PUC twice a year.
  • Suppliers can influence energy supply prices because some companies may charge more for their extra benefits – such as customer service or online tools.

What plans are available in Massachusetts?

Energy supply prices by your utility are subject to change multiple times a year due to the volatility of the energy market. If you choose an alternative energy supplier, you have a choice between this ever-changing plan, known as a variable-rate plan, and a fixed-rate plan with rates that stay the same for the duration of your agreement.

What should you know about energy plans before you make a decision?

  • Variable-rate plans allow you to gamble with the price of energy and receive lower prices if the wholesale price of energy drops. However, if the price of energy rises drastically due to energy use spikes – such as those in the summer – a variable-rate plan may seem less attractive.
  • Fixed-rate plans may seem higher than variable-rate plans at first, but will not change for the duration of your agreement. This means that even during high energy-use months, you will not be affected by rate spikes.

Use this knowledge and start exercising your right to find your own energy plan now. Start by entering your ZIP code above.

Can I receive energy from renewable resources?

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Consumers new to energy choice are often happy to find they can help support local green energy initiatives just by paying their energy bill. When you purchase a green energy plan, you can offset your home’s carbon footprint by up to 100 percent with green energy certificated. With these green energy certificates, your supplier helps fund green energy projects in your area.

How do I sign up?

Choose Energy can help lead you to your new energy supply plan in minutes. Compare electric prices in Massachusetts today and start saving on your energy supply. Here’s how to sign up for a new supply plan:

  • To start, enter your ZIP code and our system will show you energy supply plans available in your area.
  • Once you’ve chosen your supply plan, enter the application form. For this step, you will need to punch in your contact information, address and utility account number.

No need to schedule a technician for installation. After completing your application, your utility company will be notified of the change and start your alternative supply service at the beginning of your next billing cycle.

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Competition is always good, and was time to part ways with my current supplier. I have a very energy efficient home that is totally electric, and the time has come to get the best electric rate possible.

James, MA

Yes. Price savings.

Russ, Pembroke, MA

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