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Basic Service

Basic Service customers have the choice of a six month fixed price or a monthly variable price. Both the fixed and the variable pricing closely reflect the actual price of electricity on the wholesale market.

Basic Service rates are subject to change upon review and approval by the Mass. Department of Public Utilities. 

Upon opening your account, all residential and small business customers are to be placed on this fixed rate. You are allowed to choose the monthly variable rate, however you can only make this choice once.

The rates for each period is based on our contract with the Basic Service provider.

Residential Customers
Rates A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A7, A8, 32, 66, 68, 30, 37, 38, 86, 42, 57, 58, 59, 39, 01, 04, 05, 07, 48, 10

  • July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 - $0.10753


Small Business and Lighting
Rates A9, B1, B2, B5, B9, C1, C2, C3, 22, 23, 31, 33, 35, 41, 55, 79, 81, 82, 88, 02, 06, 19, 36, 51, 52, 80

  • July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 - $0.09850

Large Business (NEMA)
Rates B3, B7, 62, 70

  • July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 - $0.09132


Large Business (SEMA)
Rates G6, G8, 24, 84

  • July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 - $0.08794

Large commercial/industrial customers and street light customers are automatically placed on a monthly variable rate. The variable rate changes from month to month to reflect the actual cost of electricity purchased each month.

You are allowed to choose the fixed rate option, however you can only make this choice once.

Residential Customers
Rates A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A7, A8, 32, 66, 68, 30, 37, 38, 86, 42, 57, 58, 59, 39, 01, 04, 05, 07, 48, 10

  • January 2021 - $0.12643
  • February 2021 - $0.13073
  • March 2021 - $0.11685
  • April 2021 - $0.11327
  • May 2021 - $0.10833
  • June 2021 - $0.09941
  • July 2021 - $0.09799
  • August 2021 - $0.09801
  • September 2021 - $0.10282
  • October 2021 - $0.10603
  • November 2021 - $0.11583
  • December 2021 - $0.12941

Small Business and Lighting
Rates A9, B1, B2, B5, B9, C1, C2, C3, 22, 23, 31, 33, 35, 41, 55, 79, 81, 82, 88, 02, 06, 19, 36, 51, 52, 80

  • January 2021 - $0.12154
  • February 2021 - $0.12209
  • March 2021 - $0.10791
  • April 2021 - $0.10064
  • May 2021 - $0.09660
  • June 2021 - $0.09355
  • July 2021 - $0.09350
  • August 2021 - $0.09215
  • September 2021 - $0.09069
  • October 2021 - $0.09111
  • November 2021 - $0.10257
  • December 2021 - $0.11905


Large Business (NEMA)
Rates B3, B7, 62, 70

  • July 2021 - $0.09341
  • August 2021 - $0.09140
  • September 2021 - $0.08879

Large Business (SEMA)
Rates G6, G8, 24, 84
  • July 2021 - $0.08858
  • August 2021 - $0.08853
  • September 2021 - $0.08665

As a Eversource customer, you receive Basic Service if you do not receive your electric supply from a Competitive Power Supplier.

You may wish to shop the competitive market for your supplier. You can then compare the Competitive Power Suppliers’ options to the Basic Service options from Eversource. In addition to price, other service offerings may be of value to you. You may want to review the length and terms of your proposed contract with the competitive power supplier, as well as billing, payment, deposit, warranty and other information.

If, in the future, you choose a Competitive Power Supplier, the supplier’s prices will go into effect on your next scheduled meter reading date, provided Eversource had notice of this change at least two business days prior to your next scheduled meter reading date. (Your next scheduled meter reading date appears on your electric bill.)