Electricity rates in Massachusetts

Electricity rates in Massachusetts in the past 6 months have increased on average 71%. See below how much you are overpaying if you are on the utility default rate compared to available supply rates in the market. (Last updated February 24, 2023)

March 28, 2023
Amanda Smith
December 11, 2022

Your Massachusetts electric rate options

Massachusetts has a large energy market with many electricity suppliers. Customers often find it difficult to choose a new electricity plan due to the common fine print, hidden fees, and escalating rates once your term ends. This is why the majority of electricity customers remain on utility's default rate, which increased 71% on average in the past 6 months. This will equate to hundreds of dollars per year more for many customers.

You can use Arbor to automatically find and automatically get you to the best electricity rates in your area at absolutely no cost, commitment, or changes to your service. Currently there are rates available that are below the utility default rate.

Current utility default rates compared to available supply rates (Updated Feb 24, 2023)

National Grid MA

Utility default rate: 33.8¢/kWh

Rate through Arbor: 16.0¢/kWh

Savings: 53%

Eversource MA (East)

Utility default rate: 25.6¢/kWh

Rate through Arbor: 15.5¢/kWh

Savings: 40%

Eversource MA (West)

Utility default rate: 21.8¢/kWh

Rate through Arbor: 15.0¢/kWh

Savings: 31%

Avoiding overpayment with Arbor

Arbor is a free service that scans the market for the best electricity rates in your area. Here’s how it works:

1) Link your National Grid or Eversource account via your login, account number, or by uploading a bill to Arbor in 2 minutes.

2) Arbor analyzes your current rate and scans the market for our lowest available rate.

3) Once we find a rate lower than your current rate, we’ll facilitate getting it for you.

There is absolutely no change to your reliable utility service, and it is 100% free - Arbor only gets compensated from electricity suppliers, if we can help you save by getting you a lower rate than you are currently on.

Arbor will get you a fixed plan rate which you may cancel anytime so there are no surprises every month.

The sign up process only takes a few minutes. Link your account today and avoid overpaying on your electricity bills.

Utility Name
Default rate
Rate through Arbor

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