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Retail Energy Supply Association Issues Report Finding Massachusetts Residents Can Save 9% or More with Electric Choice

By: resausa.com | The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, today published its report findings on competitive retail electric choice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The analysis found Massachusetts residents could save at least 9% by selecting a retail energy supplier, creating significant potential saving to consumers of … Read more

Price of electricity going up in E. Mass.

By: Bruce Mohl | THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY in eastern Massachusetts is going up this winter to its highest level since 2015. Eversource Energy said its price for so-called basic service will be nearly 13.6 cents a kilowatt hour this winter in the eastern part of the state, up 0.7 cents from last winter and … Read more

Massachusetts attorney general seeks to end state’s competitive electric supply market

By: Mark Iandolo | Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 29 that she has issued a report urging an end to the competitive electricity supply market for individual residential customers in the state. “Competitive electric suppliers promise big energy savings but are actually burdening customers with hundreds of dollars in extra costs,” Healey said in a … Read more

Massachusetts AG calls for ban on competitive electricity suppliers

By: Fox 25 Boston | Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for an end to competitive electricity suppliers, saying they target low-income, elderly, and minority residents with false promises of cheaper electric bills. The Democrat said Thursday that a two-year study conducted by her office found Massachusetts customers who switched to a competitive electricity … Read more

Electricity Supplier To Pay $5 Million To Settle Claims of Deceptive Sales Tactics and Overcharging Customers

By: Framingham Source | Viridian Energy, LLC, a competitive electricity supplier in Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations of deceptive marketing and sales tactics that lured residents into costly contracts with high electricity rates, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, March 28. In an assurance of discontinuance, filed in Suffolk Superior … Read more

What is up with your electric bill? Eversource explains

By: Emily Clark | In December of 2016, the Plymouth resident was paying 8 cents a kilowatt hour. Now, it’s up to 10 cents. He notes that the electric supplier on his bill has changed from Eversource to Nextera Energy Services in Texas and wants to know what’s going on, because his rate has jumped … Read more

Why the Northeast could soon rival California on energy storage

By: Elizabeth McGowan | Experts say a recent FERC decision and falling prices are creating an opportunity for Northeast states to aggressively adopt energy storage. While California and other solar-heavy states are leading on energy storage targets, experts say New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland could quickly close the gap, with political support. “Legislators … Read more

Cheap fuel, stagnant demand drive down New England wholesale prices

By: Robert Walton | New England power customers scored a good deal last year, with prices falling to one of the lowest points in the last 15 years, according to analysis from the region’s grid operator. With almost half the region’s power generation fueled by natural gas, the lower prices were mirrored on the fuel … Read more