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Electricity In Massachusetts
- Total Consumption50,029,379 MWh / 7.26 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions21,753,924,617 kg
- Total Production19,427,380 MWh / 2.82 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Massachusetts
Massachusetts residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.
Energy Profile of Massachusetts
Massachusetts's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Massachusetts are faced with a higher electricity rate than many people in the United States, with an average state electric rate of 21.77 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.33 cents. This makes Massachusetts the 48th lowest priced state in the United States based on average electricity rate. When buying electricity, customers have a lot of choices to choose between for their supplier due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The largest electricity supplier in the state based on megawatt hours sold is Constellation Energy. Consumers in the state use 257.52% of the electricity generated in the state, meaning they must import the additional 157.52%. There are over 21,753,924,616.58 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases emitted from electricity consumption in the state, which is enough to make Massachusetts the 25th highest CO2 emitting state in the nation based on total emissions. The state generates 16.31% of their electricity using sustainable fuel sources, which ranks them 24th in the nation for ratio of sustainable fuel sources to non-renewable sources.
Electricity Providers in Massachusetts
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Public Power LLC||10.48||62.25||1,428,120||149,634,100||972,818,407.73|
|NextEra Energy Services||10.56||82.14||664,688||70,166,900||568,385,268.44|
|Dynegy Energy Services||10.75||55.55||572,745||61,563,900||372,446,686.9|
|Taunton Municipal Light||15.40||100.52||267,172||41,133,000||34,103.71||618,325,518.62|
|Reading Municipal Light Department||14.78||124.02||266,199||39,353,276||1,492.8||623,930,606.5|
Power Plants in Massachusetts
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Fore River Generating StationCalpine (100.00%)
ANP Bellingham Energy ProjectANP Bellingham Energy Company LLC (100.00%)
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
ANP Blackstone Energy ProjectANP Blackstone Energy Company LLC (100.00%)
Mystic Generating StationConstellation Energy (100.00%)
Kendall Square StationKendall Green Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Salem Harbor Station NGCCFootprint Salem Harbor Development LP (100.00%)
Millennium PowerMillennium Power Partners LP (100.00%)
SEMASS Resource RecoverySEMASS Partnership (100.00%)
|Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste||554,655||930,456,899.19||1,677.54|
Berkshire PowerBerkshire Power Co LLC (100.00%)
When comparing annual CO2 equivalent emissions per capita, Massachusetts had a 5.52% increase over the course of the preceding 12 months.
Non-renewable fuels are used in the generation of 83.69% of the megawatt hours produced in Massachusetts, ranking it 41st worst for total megawatt hours generated from non-renewable fuel sources.
Solar power usage in Massachusetts has increased by 23.99% year over year, with 1,596,316.35 megawatt hours being generated from solar energy during the course of the past 12 months.
The state of Massachusetts is the 41st largest generator of electricity in the United States, producing 19,427,380.44 megawatt hours.
Massachusetts produces the 48th highest amount of electricity per capita from natural gas, with the fuel type accounting for 0 megawatt hours a year per person.
With a national average electricity bill of $120.11, Massachusetts residents pay about 9.75% more than their fellow countrymen per month for electricity.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Barnstable County||212,990||8 providers||22.86||$154.90/mo|
|Berkshire County||124,944||19 providers||22.77||$129.03/mo|
|Bristol County||565,217||17 providers||1||16.91||$111.32/mo|
|Dukes County||17,332||5 providers||22.52||$123.30/mo|
|Essex County||789,034||27 providers||1||16.61||$115.40/mo|
|Franklin County||70,180||24 providers||1||19.80||$118.93/mo|
|Hampden County||466,372||24 providers||2||17.93||$109.37/mo|
|Hampshire County||160,830||22 providers||4||17.87||$109.86/mo|
|Middlesex County||1,611,699||39 providers||16.96||$113.54/mo|
|Nantucket County||11,399||2 providers||24.82||$199.29/mo|
|Norfolk County||706,775||34 providers||17.41||$114.35/mo|
|Plymouth County||521,202||16 providers||17.61||$116.10/mo|
|Suffolk County||803,907||26 providers||1||17.44||$114.19/mo|
|Worcester County||830,622||40 providers||2||16.45||$111.34/mo|
Tracking emissions on a per capita basis shows us the emissions efficiency of a state. Massachusetts averages 3,156.17 kilograms of CO2 equivalent emissions per person. This adds up to total emissions of 21,753,924,616.58 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity generation, making the state the 25th highest for total emissions in the country. Electricity producing facilities in the state primarily use Natural Gas, which makes up 78.71% of the fuel sources used for electricity production in the state. Secondary fuels used during electricity production include Solar at 8.22% and Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste at 4.66% of production. Massachusetts has 469 electricity plants, which is 6th highest in the country and 10th highest when considering plants per resident.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Massachusetts
What is the average electricity rate in Massachusetts?
A good electricity rate in Massachusetts would be somewhere below the state average of 21.77 cents per kilowatt hour. Anything below that amount would be better than most other rates in the state. Currently, the varying rates in the state range from 9.61 cents per kilowatt hour up to 26.22 cents per kilowatt hour.
Where does Massachusetts get its electricity?
The primary fuel used for electricity production in Massachusetts is Natural Gas, making up 78.71% of the fuel used in the state.
How much does electricity cost in Massachusetts?
The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 21.77 cents in Massachusetts in 2021.