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Starting November 1st, 2021, National Grid will increase its electricity supply rate, often called the Price to Compare, from 9.707 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 14.8 per kWh. This is a 52% increase!

But don't worry, we've outlined several ways you can keep your National Grid bill low this winter and beyond.

How To Keep Your National Grid Bill Low

Consider Switching Electricity Providers

One way Massachusetts residents may be able to save on their electric bills is by switching to a fixed-rate electricity plan with a lower electricity supply rate. These plans lock in your electricity rate for the duration of your contract.

Outside of saving money, switching electricity providers can benefit you in other ways:

  • No Unexpected Rate Hikes – Fixed-rate plans can lock in your electricity supply rate for years
  • Support Clean Energy – You can find renewable energy plans that source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources
  • Unparalleled Service – Get the customer support you deserve from your supplier

Compare National Grid Electricity Rates

Massachusetts

Price to Compare 18.21¢

The electricity utility's price for electricity supply expressed as a price per kWh, to be used to contrast prices with competitive suppliers.

Best Electricity Rates
ProviderPlan NameLengthRate Per kWhSign Up
Constellation
6 Month Home Power Plan
6 Mo.11.29¢
Save 38%
Select
Clearview Energy
Clear Guarantee 6
6 Mo.11.59¢
Save 37%
Select
SmartEnergy
Green 6 Month Fixed Rate
6 Mo.11.9¢
Save 35%
Select
Clearview Energy
Clear Guarantee 24
24 Mo.14.09¢
Save 23%
Select
Constellation
36 Month PowerPlug Plan
36 Mo.14.89¢
Save 19%
Select
PlanRate Per kWh
Constellation
6 Month Home Power Plan

6 Months
11.29¢
Select
Clearview Energy
Clear Guarantee 6

6 Months
11.59¢
Select
SmartEnergy
Green 6 Month Fixed Rate

6 Months
11.9¢
Select
Clearview Energy
Clear Guarantee 24

24 Months
14.09¢
Select
Constellation
36 Month PowerPlug Plan

36 Months
14.89¢
Select
  • 100% Renewable Sources
  • Smart Home System Included
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Other Ways To Cut Back On Your Energy Bills

If you're looking for other ways to cut back on your electricity bill, you can also check out our guide to lowering your electricity bill. This page provides a strategy you can use to cut back on the biggest energy consumers in your home so you can have the largest possible impact on your bill.

Outside of that, here are a few quick tips on how to lower your bill in preparation for this increase:

  • See if you can take advantage of Massachusetts's robust Mass Save program, where you can save hundreds to thousands on energy efficiency upgrades and services. You may even be eligible for free energy efficiency upgrades depending on your financial situation.
  • Focus on cutting back on your heating and water heating consumption. These are generally the largest energy consumers in your home during the winter months.
  • Use smart products to schedule when energy-consuming products are used so you don't waste energy unnecessarily.

These are just a few of the ways that you can lower your electricity consumption, so be sure to check out our full guide for more.

Disclaimer: Standard offer service rates, price to compare rates or default electric supply rates from your utility may differ from what's shown in this post. Check with your local utility provider to confirm.