Summer 2021 Rate Adjustments

Changes to your electric bill coming June 1 and July 1

Two rate changes will take effect this summer. The first—coming June 1—is an increase to the delivery portion of your bill. The second—coming July 1—is a decrease to the supply rate for customers that receive energy supply from Eversource.

Did you know: An average customer uses 35% more energy in the hot summer months. We have energy efficiency programs and tips to help you lower your usage and save.

A graphic explaining summer 2021 rate adjustments

June 1

Delivery Rate Increase

There will be changes to several charges under the delivery portion of your bill. Customers using an average of 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a month can expect to see an increase of less than $3.

See a breakdown of delivery rates

Why is this rate changing?

This rate change covers costs associated with building and maintaining a reliable electric system. It does not include costs related to the Tropical Storm Isaias restoration.

July 1

Supply Rate Decrease

On July 1, the Standard Service Charge for residential customers will decrease from 8.391 cents per kWh to 7.003 cents per kWh. Customers using an average of 700 kWh per month will see a supply charge decrease of more than $9.50.

Why is this rate changing?

As a regulated utility, we purchase electricity from wholesale suppliers on behalf of our customers who are signed up for the standard service rate. We pass this cost to customers with no profit added. Per state regulation, this price changes twice a year – January 1st and July 1st.

Learn More About Supply and Delivery Charges

Your Eversource electric bill is made up of two charges—supply and delivery. As a regulated utility, the rates that make up these charges are reviewed and approved by state regulators.

What's the difference between supply and delivery?