DPU electric competitive supply team

The Details of Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

What you need for Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

Competitive suppliers and electricity brokers should mail: 

  1. the complete original application
  2. a $100 check made out to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (we cannot accept other forms of payment)
  3. a paper copy of the application

Competitive suppliers and electricity brokers must also email an electronic copy of the application to dpu.electricsupply@mass.gov.

If you are requesting that some information in the application be kept confidential, you must also provide:

  1. a motion for protective treatment
  2. an unredacted copy of the materials for which protection is sought (with each page as marked confidential)
  3. a redacted (or public) copy of the materials

Fees for Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

Name Fee Unit
Competitive supplier and electricity broker license application $100 per license application

How to renew Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

Download the applicable form below and mail all of the information to:

Department of Public Utilities
c/o Mark D. Marini, Secretary
One South Station, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Next steps for Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

  1. License application review

    After reviewing your application, we will contact the regulatory contact listed on the application by phone or email if we have any questions.  If we do not have questions, you will not hear from us. 

  2. DPU notification

    If the DPU approves your renewal application, we will notify the regulatory contact listed on the application via a letter in the mail.

  3. Requirements to remain licensed

    Competitive suppliers and electricity brokers must:

    1. File updated information to the DPU within 30 days of any material change in its license information. 220 CMR 11.05(2).
    2. Submit a yearly renewal application if it wishes to remain licensed. 220 CMR 11.05(2).

    Competitive suppliers must also: 

    1. Submit disclosure labels to customers on a quarterly basis. 220 CMR 11.06(2).   
    2. Send an annual customer rights booklet to its customers.  G.L. c.164 § 1F(4)(i) and 220 CMR 11.06(5).

More info for Renew a competitive supplier or electricity broker license

  1. When is my renewal license due?
    • Renewal licenses are due no later than the first of a given month.  To know which month your renewal license is due, check your last year's approval letter.
  2. When must a licensed competitive supplier or electricity broker submit a license renewal application?
    • You must submit an annual renewal license to the DPU no later than the date written on the license approval letter.  The DPU recommends, however, that you submit your renewal application 1-2 months before the date identified on the license approval letter.
  3. Can a renewal application be submitted for an expired license?
  4. How can I get a copy of last year's application?
    • If you want a copy of your application from last year you will need to submit a public record request because we do not post the applications online. 
  5. How does a competitive supplier or electricity broker know whether it is approved to serve residential customers?
    • The DPU’s list of licensed electricity suppliers and brokers will indicate whether you are licensed to serve residential customers.  If there is an “R” in the RCI column on the same line as the Company’s name, then the competitive supplier or electricity broker is licensed to serve residential customers.
  6. Does the renewal license application need to be notarized?
    • Yes, the renewal license application must be notarized.

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