Beginning in March 1998 all Massachusetts consumers; residential, commercial, and industrial, could choose to buy electricity from a competitive retail supplier or continue to receive generation from their distribution company called Basic/Default Service. The delivery of electricity remained with the distribution companies. The split of services is called Electric Deregulation or Restructuring.
Understanding Electric Deregulation; summary of Massachusetts electricity market and what it means for consumers and businesses
Useful Definitions: explanations of the electric industries’ frequently used terms for deregulation/restructuring.
Reading Your Bill: Understanding the terms and items listed on your electric bill
Disclosure Labels: required information provided by Competitive Suppliers including emissions and energy sources used in electric generation.
Choosing a Supplier: List of licensed and active competitive suppliers in MA for each electric distribution company
Electric Rates: Current and historical Basic/Default Service Rates published by MA DPU
Electric Customer Migration Data: MA DOER monthly update of how many customers are on Competitive Supply vs. Basic Service (distribution company service).
Laws and Regulations: related to Electric Deregulation (Restructuring)
Find Your Utility: go to the MA DPU to find the utilities servicing your city/town.
MA Electricity Profile (ISO-NE): State profile of energy sources used in MA to generate electricity
NE Electricity Profile (ISO-NE): Regional profile of energy sources used to generate New England’s electricity.
Electricity Explained (US-EIA): comprehensive information on electricity, markets and reliability in the US.