• Electricity Rates/Prices

    Electricity rates and related information on competitive suppliers and gas utilities published by MA Department of Utilities.

  • Retail Electric Market

    The materials posted here include: (1) electricity purchase options for consumers (Competitive Supply), (2) supplier and broker license application and renewal, (3) customer migration data, and (4) additional information that arose as a result of the restructured Massachusetts market such as the purchase of accounts receivables and municipal aggregation.

  • Wholesale Electric Market

    The Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE), runs the wholesale market for electricity in New England that also serves Massachusetts. Visit their website to track both historical and real-time prices and see how the market works

  • Electric Grid Reliability

    Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE), manages New England’s bulk electric power system (electricity grid). Visit the ISO-NE website to get real-time information on power system conditions as well as power forecasts, generation sources, capacity margins and more.

  • Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard Programs (APS)

    Massachusetts' Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) was one of the first programs in the nation that required a certain percentage of the state's electricity to come from renewable energy. The Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) was established to complement the RPS Program, providing requirements and incentives for alternative electricity technologies.
  • Emissions-Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

    In January 2007, Massachusetts joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative effort by Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas (GHG) that contributes to global climate change.

  • Distributed Generation and Interconnection in Massachusetts

    In the Green Communities Act of 2008, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set a goal to have clean energy generation serve 20% of customer load by 2020. Much of that power will come from on-site, distributed generation (DG), such as combined heat and power and renewable sources like solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind. This website provides information and resources regarding two key issues affecting DG: interconnection and net metering.