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National Grid Massachusetts

Written by Saltanat Berdikeeva


Edited by Hannah Hillson


Last Updated: March 23, 2023

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About National Grid

National Grid is one of the largest utility companies in the northeastern United States, serving more than 20 million residential and commercial customers across Massachusetts and New York. It also delivers natural gas in these states. 

National Grid originally began in the UK in 1990 and continues to operate its corporate headquarters from London. National Grid services large cities like Boston, Albany, and many more.

National Grid electricity rates in Massachusetts

Plan NamePlan LengthRate*
Constellation - 6 Month Home Power Plan6 months$0.130/ kWh
Clearview Energy - ClearGuarantee66 months$0.135/ kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Home Power Plan12 months$0.143/ kWh
Clearview Energy - ClearCharge12Plus12 months$0.144/ kWh
Clearview Energy - ClearGuarantee2424 months$0.144/ kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Home Power Plan36 months$0.144/ kWh
Clearview Energy - ClearGuarantee1212 months$0.145/ kWh
Constellation - 24 Month Green Home Power Plan24 months$0.148/ kWh
Direct Energy - Go Green Lights 1616 months$0.151/ kWh
Smart Energy - Green 18 Month Fixed Rate18 months$0.153/ kWh
Smart Energy - Green 6 Month Fixed Rate6 months$0.153/ kWh
Direct Energy - Go Green Lights 1212 months$0.158/ kWh
Smart Energy - Green 12 Month Fixed Rate12 months$0.158/ kWh
Direct Energy - Go Green Lights 1818 months$0.159/ kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 7/17/2024, 3:59:35 PM CDT for ZIP Code 01915. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

*All pricing shown in cents per kWh

Understanding deregulation in Massachusetts

Electricity and natural gas have been deregulated in Massachusetts

since 1997. In a deregulated energy market, residential and business customers can shop around for the best Massachusetts electricity plans and rates from providers serving their area. Energy deregulation encouraged competition among electricity suppliers, which can benefit customers by letting them lock in lower rates in the Bay State.

It’s important to remember that deregulation doesn’t mean a lack of regulation. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) oversees all investor-owned power, natural gas, and water utilities in the state. If you have any unresolved issues or disputes with your supplier, contact DPU at 617-305-3500 or file a complaint online.

If you are looking for the best electric company near you, you can use the Choose Energy marketplace to discover available electric rates in the Bay State. You can use Choose Energy to see what’s available near you and compare electric rates in the Bay State. 

As you explore the electricity market and suppliers in your area, you should check out the Choose Energy guide to energy plan lingo. Understanding the terminology and types of available plans (including no-deposit electricity plans) can help you navigate your  electricity bill

Here are additional Choose Energy resources to guide you in the  deregulated market:

Difference between a utility company and an energy provider

In deregulated markets, there is a distinction between utility companies and providers. Utilities, like National Grid, are assigned to you based on where you live. A utility company is responsible for delivering electricity to your home, responding to power outages, and fixing downed power lines in your area. In contrast, a provider is the company that sells electricity to you directly, allowing you to shop around and pick the most affordable electricity rates in Massachusetts. National Grid delivers electricity to you from your chosen provider. Our energy buying guide explains how to shop for an electricity plan.

Providers available in the National Grid service area

People residing and working in National Grid’s service areas can choose from several electricity providers. Some of the most common suppliers include Constellation Energy, Direct Energy, and Public Power.

Searching for a new electric rate can be time-consuming. Choose Energy makes your search easy. It’s a free and independent marketplace where you can filter and compare rates based on plan types, green energy options, all-inclusive prices, and provider reviews. Enter your ZIP code to find out which ones serve your property.

Contact National Grid

To report a power outage or ask a question about transmission rates, you should contact National Grid through one of the options below. Similarly, if you purchase power from National Grid, you can also use the contact details here. 

Contact National Grid

To report a power outage or ask a question about transmission rates, you should contact National Grid through one of the below options. Similarly, if you purchase power from National Grid, you can also use the contact details here. 

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