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: