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Massachusetts Electricity Company: Massachusetts Electric Prices

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Sunwave Gas + Power is one of the leading electric and gas suppliers that provides service to thousands of residential and commercial consumers throughout the country. Sunwave currently provides services in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. Make the Switch; Choose Sunwave Gas + Power as your Massachusetts electricity company today.

To make things simpler for you, Sunwave Gas + Power has put together a summary of important information that will assist you while searching for a Massachusetts electricity company.

Deregulation: The Power to Choose

Deregulation has given energy and gas consumers in Massachusetts the right to search a competitive market for the most affordable electricity and gas rates and plans; That’s correct, not only are consumers able to choose the company that supplies their energy, but they were also given the right to choose who supplies their gas as well. And as of 2019, more than half of Massachusetts has taken advantage of being able to switch from the local utility companies, by switching to an alternative Massachusetts electricity company.

Is this your first time exploring the deregulated energy and gas market? If so, you will find that there is a wealth of information and tons of energy suppliers that can offer you competitive prices that meet your everyday energy consumption needs. As you are searching for a Massachusetts electricity company, do you know what to expect? Do you know what questions that you should ask? Do you know what you are looking for?

How does it work?

All Massachusetts electricity suppliers must first be approved by The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) prior to offering services to consumers. Energy Suppliers are the ones that supply your energy; while your local utility company delivers the energy to your home. Both services are charged on your monthly energy bill.

The Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) oversees electric and natural gas companies in the state of Massachusetts. However, the DPU does not regulate electric or natural gas prices.

Massachusetts State Average Electricity Rate

According to The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) the average rate for electricity in Massachusetts is 21.54 cents per kWh. In December 2020, Massachusetts was ranked as one of the states with the highest prices for electricity in the residential sector, and the state consumes around twice as much energy than what they are actually generating.

What to Look for When Choosing a Massachusetts Electricity Company and Energy or Gas Plan

  • The best way to find a plan that fits your energy, financial, and other needs is by comparing rates and plans that are offered by different energy and gas suppliers in Massachusetts.
  • Beware of a Contract: If you already receive your energy supply from a Massachusetts electricity company, it’s important to find out whether or not you have a contract with them. If you have a contract and switch to another before the end of your service agreement, you are likely to be charged a costly cancellation fee.

Contracting with a Massachusetts Electricity Company

Every energy and gas supply company have something unique to offer their consumers. Depending on your personal and business needs, you may find it more appropriate to enter into a short term contract. These contracts tend to offer very low rates for a very short time. Longer term contracts are an affordable route, still offering low rates secured for a longer period of time. Below you will find out more about specific types of plans.

  • Fixed rate plans: With fixed rate plans, the rate you're charged for your electric use will remain something similar all through your service agreement. Fixed energy rates are typically offered for six months with a minimum of four billing cycles. The electric company is required to notify the consumer prior to making changes to the rate that they are being charged.
  • Variable rate plans: Energy suppliers are allowed to change their prices and terms month to month if you are on a variable rate plan.
  • Prepaid Plans: There may be a time when you’d rather pay for your power before you use it. At that point, rather than paying month to month, you will add funds to your account when it's required.
  • Renewable Energy: In Massachusetts, energy suppliers are able to offer renewable energy options. You can help diminish your carbon impression by choosing Sunwave Wind, a Green E energy certified REC product for both residential and commercial consumers.

If you don’t choose an alternate Massachusetts electricity company, you’ll automatically be enrolled in the Standard Offer Service (SOS) with your area’s utility company.

Questions You Should Ask a New Energy Supplier Before Switching

  • Are you licensed as an energy supplier in the state of Massachusetts?
  • What are your contract terms; and how long do your contracts last for?
  • Will I be paying a fixed rate or variable rate?
  • What if I change my mind and decide to switch to a different energy supplier?
  • What other fees will I be charged on my monthly energy bills?
  • What is your early termination policy?
  • Will I be penalized if I move out of your service area? What if I am active duty?
  • What if someone comes and knocks on my door saying that they are from a Massachusetts electricity company and I should switch to their services?

When Will Services With My New Massachusetts Electricity Company Begin?

Your local utility company determines when they are available to connect new services for you. If you have existing services, there won't be a lapse in electricity services; if you are moving to a new home and transferring services with a new energy supplier, plan ahead and schedule a connection date for your new services.

Am I Required to Pay if I Want to Switch to a Different Massachusetts Electricity Company?

Electric companies in Massachusetts usually don’t charge you an enrollment fee unless you are required to put down a deposit for services. However, your local utility company may charge you a small fee when you switch to a new Massachusetts electricity company.

Will There Be Cancellation Fees for Massachusetts Electricity Customers?

There are different guidelines that Massachusetts electric suppliers have to follow regarding cancellations. If you’d like to know whether or not you will be charged a cancellation fee by your electricity supplier, you can contact them directly or take a look at your current service agreement.

What Are the Typical Contract Terms From a Massachusetts Electricity Company?

If you are interested in finding out the insights concerning a specific energy price, plan, and energy supplier, you can look at the Electricity Facts Label (EFL).

Your EFL will have all the insights regarding the energy plan including the base charge for power, utility charges, any miscellaneous expenses, charges, and credits, and normal energy prices for 500, 1000, and 2000 kWh of utilization for every billing cycle.

Likewise, prior to entering into a contract with a Massachusetts electricity company, you will be informed of any relevant information relating to the terms and conditions of your contract.

When Is the Best Time to Switch to a Different Massachusetts Electricity Company?

Massachusetts electricity prices are typically higher during the summer months due to an increase in energy consumption and demand. While you are able to change energy suppliers at any time, it is highly recommended that you make the switch to a different Massachusetts electricity company when energy prices and energy demand is low, usually in off-peak months.

Sunwave Gas + Power offers competitive electricity and gas rates and plans, appropriate for both your residential and commercial needs.

How Can I Find Out What My Monthly Energy Consumption Is?

You can find out information about your past energy consumption by pulling out old energy bills or looking at your online billing history. you’ll be able to see the amount of energy that you have consumed every month over the previous year. Be considerate of the summer months as they will probably have the highest energy consumption and are likely to be more costly as well.

Suppose you aren’t able to get a hold of your past energy bills; you can also track your monthly energy consumption simply by reading your electricity meter that is on your residential or commercial property.

Why Is the Massachusetts Electricity Company Requesting My Social Security Number?

As with all utilities, you are required to provide your social security number when you officially sign-up for electricity services to determine whether or not you will be required to pay a security deposit. At Sunwave, we value our consumers rights to confidentiality. We will never give out your information to third party vendors of other companies.

Massachusetts Electricity Company Rates

If you’d like to find out your current electricity price, it can be found on your energy bill. If you are having trouble locating the actual price you are paying per KWH, you can contact your energy supplier to verify the rate that you are being charged.

Sunwave has some of the most competitive, low-rate energy and gas plans for residential consumers with no hidden fees. Sign-up now!

Sunwave also provides commercial plans that are appropriate for small, medium-sized, and large commercial buildings. At Sunwave, we offer our commercial consumers plans with the option of a fixed or variable rate plan; and we are able to offer terms from 4 - 60 months. You can take advantage as a business consumer by signing up online.

Simple Steps to Switch to Sunwave Gas + Power

  • First-time Consumers: If you are a first-time consumer, you can create an account with your designated utility company. Once you have created the account with your utility company, we can get you set up so that we are supplying your energy.
  • Account Information: if you already have services connected with another supplier or with the SOS, be sure to have your utility account number when making the switch to a new Massachusetts electricity company.
  • Contract Terms: If you already have services with your local utility or another Massachusetts electricity company, it’s essential to determine whether or not you are under a contract with them. Some energy suppliers will charge termination fees without hesitation if you switch to another supplier before the end of your service agreement.
  • After you sign up with a new Massachusetts electricity company, you can sit back and relax, they will take care of the rest. Keep in mind that due to state laws, your new MA energy supplier may be required to wait a certain amount of time before your services switch over to the new supplier.

Energy Distribution in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has three different utility companies that restore power outages, handle emergencies, maintain the power grid, and deliver the electricity to your home. If you have an emergency or need to get in touch with your local utility company you can contact:

Eversource
Power Outages: 800-286-2000
Customer Service: 800-286-2000

National Grid
Customer Service: 1-800-322-3223

Unitil
Emergencies: 1-866-900-4115
Customer Service: 1-888-301-7700

For further assistance on choosing an affordable rate and plan that meets your residential or commercial needs, contact our customer service team to speak with a member. 1-855-4SUNWAVE (1-855-478-6928) | Sunwave Gas + Power

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