Massachusetts Residential Electric Rates
Basic Service Rate
The majority of Massachusetts is serviced by National Grid, NSTAR, or WMECO. Customers who do not shop for competitive rates pay a default rate known as the basic service rate. Massachusetts electricity choice allows customers to find a lower rate for electricity that will replace the basic service rate and result in electric bill savings.
Same Bill, Lower Rate
The basic service rate can be found on your electric bill, it includes generation and transmission charges. When you choose another electric supplier with a lower rate, you will still get the same bill from your current utility with the lower rate replacing the default rate. The electric bill from your utility will state your electric supplier underneath “Supplier Service Detail” followed by your KWh consumption and rate.