Electric Delivery Rates

The delivery portion of your bill includes the costs of maintaining and upgrading the grid, as well as funding for critical customer services and programs, taxes and other state and federally mandated charges. Learn about what these charges fund

Current Rates

Delivery rates change twice each year – on January 1 and July 1. Rates are subject to change at the discretion of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Note: The below rates are the most common for residential customers. You may have a different rate. View a full list of Massachusetts delivery rates

Residential, Non-Heating

Rates: A1, A5, 01, 32, 39, 48, 57, 58, 66, 68

This rate is available to all domestic uses in a single private dwelling, in an individual apartment or in a residential condominium in which the principal means of heating the premises is not provided by permanently installed electric space heating equipment.

Delivery Component Current Rate
Customer Charge $7.00
per month
Distribution Energy Charge * $0.07056
per kWh
Transition Energy Charge - $0.00177
per kWh
Transmission Charge $0.04437
per kWh
Revenue Decoupling Charge $0.00267
per kWh
Distributed Solar Charge $0.00341
per kWh
Renewable Energy Charge $0.00050
per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge (Greater Boston, Cambridge and South Shore only) ** $0.01714
per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge (Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard only) $0.04303
per kWh

Residential, Heating

Rates: A4, 04, 10, 86

This rate is available to all domestic uses in a single private dwelling, in an individual apartment or in a residential condominium in which the principal means of heating the premises is provided by permanently installed electric space heating equipment.

Delivery Component Current Rate
Customer Charge $7.00
per month
Distribution Energy Charge * $0.06028
per kWh
Transition Energy Charge - $0.00117
per kWh
Transmission Charge $0.04039
per kWh
Revenue Decoupling Charge $0.00211
per kWh
Distributed Solar Charge $0.00270
per kWh
Renewable Energy Charge $0.00050
per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge (Greater Boston, Cambridge and South Shore only) ** $0.01714
per kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge (Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard only) $0.04303
per kWh

* The Distribution Energy Charge includes: Pension Adjustment Factor, Residential Assistance Adjustment Factor, New Metering Recovery Surcharge, Attorney General Consulting Expense, Long Term Renewable Contract Adjustment, Solar Program Cost Adjustment, Basic Service Cost True Up Factor, Solar Expansion Cost Recovery Factor, Vegetation Management, Grid Modernization, Tax Act Credit Factor, Storm Recovery Adjustment.

** Greater Boston and South Shore: This area includes the MetroWest communities, Somerville, Arlington and Walpole (and surrounding towns) and Cambridge and South Shore (including communities around Plymouth and New Bedford).

Archive of Past Delivery Rates

Electric delivery rates from the last three years are available.

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