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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.

Please note, all pricing is listed in cents per kilowatt hour.

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, 2020 through December 31, 2020 - 9.877
  • January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 - 11.882


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, 2020 through December 31, 2020 - 9.460
  • January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 - 11.173

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

  • October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 - 9.923
  • January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 - 11.423


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

  • October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 - 9.107
  • January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 - 10.749

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

  • December 2020 - 11.877
  • January 2021 - 12.730
  • February 2021 - 13.160
  • March 2021 - 11.772
  • April 2021 - 11.414
  • May 2021 - 10.920
  • June 2021 - 10.028

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

  • December 2020 - 11.378
  • January 2021 - 12.241
  • February 2021 - 12.296
  • March 2021 - 10.878
  • April 2021 - 10.151
  • May 2021 - 9.747
  • June 2021 - 9.442


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

  • December 2020 - 11.154
  • January 2021 - 11.624
  • February 2021 - 11.649
  • March 2021 - 10.564

Large Business (SEMA)
Rates G6, G8, 24, 84
  • December 2020 - 10.408
  • January 2021 - 11.076
  • February 2021 - 11.078
  • March 2021 - 10.141

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.)