In Massachusetts, electricity and natural gas have been deregulated since 1997. Under a deregulated energy market, residential and business customers can shop around for the best Massachusetts electricity rates from providers that serve their area.
Energy deregulation increased competition among electricity suppliers, which can benefit customers by letting them lock in lower Massachusetts electricity rates.
If you’ve never switched electricity providers before, one of your first questions might be: what is the best electric company near me? It all depends on your household energy habits and the type of plan that you’re looking for, but you can use Choose Energy to see what’s available near you and compare electric rates Massachusetts.
As you explore the electricity market and suppliers in your area, you might find it helpful to check out the Choose Energy guide to energy plan lingo. Once you’re familiar with the terminology and types of plans available, you can also read our tips for reducing your electricity bill (including how to get a no-deposit electricity plan).