Eversource rates are adjusted to reflect the price of energy in the world twice a year. Customers can stay clear of price increases by choosing a competitive supplier, such as Energy Switch MA, for their electric and natural gas services.
You can search for suppliers online and sign up for long-term contracts that will save money. Some suppliers offer 100% renewable energy and are more flexible than Eversource.
The price of electricity can be expensive and fluctuating that’s why eversource is encouraging customers to shop for a better price. In fact If you shop around, you could save up to 48% off the cost of your basic service winter electric bill, and pay less for your energy than you do now!
A new website called Energy Switch MA has launched that allows consumers to compare the cost of electricity from third-party suppliers. To find out the available contracts in your area, you’ll have to enter your zip code and details about your current electricity supplier.
These suppliers are competitive and provide contracts that be up to 36 months. This could save you as much as 40% off your regular winter electric bill. A lot of these providers offer renewable energy sources like rooftop and utility-scale solar.
These contracts might not be available in all states, however they can be a great way to cut your energy costs and lock in a lower cost than you could pay for standard service. It is important to read the terms and conditions prior to signing any contract.
PURA is asking Eversource for clarifications on its standard service rates
This week the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) requested Eversource to provide information on the process it uses to procure standard services in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It is also interested in knowing why there are differences between the two states’ procurement methods for the same kind of energy.
Eversource officials said the company doesn’t earn profits from its standard service that is the price it charges for the electricity it provides to customers. They explained that their goal was to offer the lowest possible generation rates for customers and are currently reviewing the rules that govern their standard service procurement.
The company said it’s been able to cut down on its reliance on gas and is working to secure offshore wind turbine contracts as well as other renewable energy projects that can make a significant dent in the state’s dependence on natural gas. However, they stated that the root of the issue is still supply issues and that there is no quick fix to the increasing energy costs.
UI offers a program to help customers who are behind on their payments. This will let them to create a monthly budget and get assistance from UI. If they stick with their payment plan, UI will match the customer’s payments to reduce any balance that is due.