Energy News for the Massachusetts Market

Massachusetts Still Tops State Energy Efficiency Ranking

As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. The 11th annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows which states are doing the best on energy efficiency — a critical tool for […]

2017-09-29T08:19:31-05:00September 29th, 2017|Massachusetts Market|

Changes Coming to the Electric Supply Market in Massachusetts

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In 1997, the state of Massachusetts passed several laws that required public utilities to open up the electricity market to competition within the state. Retail energy suppliers at this time had the opportunity to provide the supply of electricity to customers, while utilities still maintained control over delivery and maintenance.

In December of 2014, […]

2016-08-10T08:53:57-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Massachusetts Market|

Electric Capacity Markets Are Failing the Northeast

By: Bill Bottiggi |

This week, Boston welcomes the Quadrennial Energy Review roadshow to town for a stakeholder engagement meeting.

The QER process began in January 2014 when President Obama issued a memorandum directing the administration to translate energy-related policy goals into recommended actions through 2018. Season one of the QER, which ran in 2015, […]

National Grid Electricity Rates To Plummet This Spring

National Grid has good news for its Massachusetts customers: Expect lower electricity bills this spring.

The energy company says that starting May 1, the average residential customer will see a bill that’s roughly 23 percent lower than their current bill, which amounts to about a $25 savings.

After April 30, the price per kilowatt hour will drop […]

2016-04-08T16:06:50-05:00April 5th, 2016|Massachusetts Market|

Massachusetts Leaders Warn Against Change In Proposed Solar Power Bill

By: Brett Reyes |

An agreement in ME reached by stakeholders on both sides, however, would end most net metering and instead allow utilities to pay rates set by regulators under 20-year price agreements with homeowners and small businesses.

The state’s utilities oppose keeping the higher retail rates.

On Monday, dozens of MA mayors and town […]

2016-03-18T16:29:34-05:00March 18th, 2016|Massachusetts Market|