Energy News for the Massachusetts Market

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 […]

2018-04-11T16:05:38-05:00April 11th, 2018|Massachusetts Market|

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 […]

2018-03-30T13:30:19-05:00March 30th, 2018|Massachusetts Market|

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 […]

2018-03-30T13:07:21-05:00March 29th, 2018|Massachusetts Market|

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 […]

Cheap fuel, stagnant demand drive down New England wholesale prices

By: Robert Walton |

Electricity rates to rise for Western Massachusetts customers

By: Will Soltero |

Electricity rate hikes that could bring an additional $36 million in annual revenue to energy company Eversource were approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities on Thursday, Nov. 30.

It is unclear whether the University of Massachusetts will see any changes to its rates or coverage.

Initially seeking rate increases […]

2017-12-06T08:32:11-05:00December 6th, 2017|Massachusetts Market|