Suffolk County, Massachusetts Electric Profile

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Suffolk County is ranked as the 132nd largest consumer of electricity out of 3220 counties in the country with over 5,800,000 megawatt hours being used by consumers for their electricity needs.

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Consumers in Suffolk County, on average, pay $146.82 per month for residential electricity, compared to the state average bill of $132.28.

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The largest electricity supplier in Suffolk County by megawatt hours sold is Eversource Energy.

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Suffolk County's ability to produce 4,690.62 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric power sources, has given rise to its ranking of 521st highest hydroelectric energy generating county in the US out of 3220 counties.

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Suffolk County has seen a decrease of 0.58% in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity production in the last year.

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Suffolk County produces 0.56 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 1584th highest county out of 3220 counties for production per capita in the US.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    5,875,002 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    7.31 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    449,014 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    40,887 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    408,126 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.56 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,640,836,900 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,285 kg

Boston, MA Electric Overview

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Citizens who call Boston home purchase electricity for, on average, 23.39 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 6.17% more than the average state rate of 22.03 cents. With annual generation of 448,967.84 megawatt hours, Boston is the 8th highest producer of electricity in Massachusetts. Generation from non-renewable fuel types accounts for 0.6 megawatt hours per person in the city, which makes it 20th in Massachusetts out of 248 cities for non-renewable production per capita.

Boston's main fuel source utilized for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city produces 89.24% of the total generation in the city from this fuel source. Other fuel sources used include Other Biomass Gas at 5.69% and Solar at 1.65% of generation. For every citizen in the city there are 3,263.21 kilograms of CO2 emissions. With total emissions of 2,233,269,753.19 kilograms, the city ranks highest in the state for total emissions from electricity use. There are 8 electricity generation plants in Boston, which is the 3rd most power plants in a city in Massachusetts and the 2548th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Boston

Boston residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.281/kWh$0.183/kWh$163.88/mo.$88.28/mo.
181st22.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Boston
180th$122.42Average residential monthly electricity bill for Boston Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Boston, Massachusetts

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.42No DataIcon representing missing value.3,391,833775,028,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityENERGYNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Zips with electric coverage in Boston, Massachusetts include: 02124, 02151, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02136, 02125, 02131, 02121, 02126 and 22 other zip code(s).

Revere, MA Electric Overview

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On average, citizens of Revere are charged a residential electricity rate of 23.91 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in the city ranking 197th out of 248 cities in the state. The average residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $148.84 per month, while the national average is $120.24. Eversource Energy sells 6,344.24 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than all other suppliers.

Revere is the 23rd worst ranked city in the state out of 248 when it comes to total pollution from electricity use, with the city emitting 183,069,245.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 43rd highest in Massachusetts for pollution per resident from electricity consumption, with an average of 3,409.62 kilograms of emissions per capita. The city is home to no power plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Revere

Revere residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.268/kWh$0.199/kWh$170.94/mo.$92.92/mo.
197th23.51¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Revere
197th$129.82Average residential monthly electricity bill for Revere Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Revere, Massachusetts

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.42No DataIcon representing missing value.3,391,833775,028,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityENERGYNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
National GridBUNDLED24.18137.26No DataIcon representing missing value.4,106,099992,734,853

Chelsea, MA Electric Overview

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On average, inhabitants living within Chelsea are paying a residential electricity rate of 23.39 cents per kilowatt hour. Sadly for the residents, this rate is more than both the Massachusetts and the United States average rates of 22.03 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Power plants in the city are fueled by non-renewable fuels for 100.00% of the megawatt hours they produce. This is 32nd most out of the 248 cities in the state. The city accomplished a 2.14% drop in CO2 emissions per capita, an admirable accomplishment.

Chelsea has one electricity producing plant, which is 62nd most in Massachusetts and 98th most in the state when counting plants per resident in the city. The city is the 37th worst ranked city in the state out of 248 when it comes to total emissions due to electricity consumption, with the city releasing 136,379,716.95 kilograms of CO2 emissions. This total also results in a ranking of 12th highest in the state for pollution per citizen with an average of 3,410.17 kilograms of emissions per citizen. When considering electricity production, Chelsea's main fuel type is Distillate Fuel Oil, making up 46 megawatt hours, or 100.00% of production in the city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chelsea

Chelsea residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.281/kWh$0.183/kWh$163.88/mo.$88.28/mo.
181st22.85¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chelsea
180th$122.42Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chelsea Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Eversource EnergyBUNDLED22.85122.42No DataIcon representing missing value.3,391,833775,028,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityENERGYNo DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Zips with electric coverage in Chelsea, Massachusetts include: 02151, 02149, 02150

Energy Production in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Power Plants in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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Medical Area Total Energy PlantMedical Area Total Energy Plant (100.00%)
Boston MA Natural Gas 316,543.5480,532,412.06254.41YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Gillette SBMCThe Gillette Company (100.00%)
Boston MA Natural Gas 70,71612,266,373.68173.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Deer Island Treatment PlantMassachusetts Wtr Rauth-Deer I (100.00%)
Boston MA Other Biomass Gas 37,655.36,949,032.61184.54No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Boston Medical Center CHP PlantBoston Medical Center (100.00%)
Boston MA Natural Gas 15,8249,181,820.76580.25No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Meadow SolarMD MA Solar, LLC (100.00%)
Boston MA Solar 4,671No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Charlestown Wind TurbineMWRA Charlestown (100.00%)
Boston MA Wind 1,663No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Dorchester Solar SiteNational Grid (100.00%)
Boston MA Solar 1,633No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
M Street JetMassachusetts Bay Trans Auth (100.00%)
Boston MA Kerosene 262337,2721,287.3No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Signature Breads ChelseaSignature Breads Inc. (100.00%)
Chelsea MA Distillate Fuel Oil 4643,708.97950.2No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Suffolk County's power plants mainly use Natural Gas, which makes up 400,675.98 megawatt hours (or 89.23%) of the fuel used for electricity production in the county. Other Biomass Gas and Solar make up the next highest amounts at 5.69% (25,550.89 megawatt hours) and 1.65% (7,396.96 megawatt hours), respectively. There are 9 power generation plants in the county, which is the 12th most plants in a county in the state and translates to the 14th highest number of plants per resident in the state. Suffolk County’s electricity consumption results in CO2 pollution totaling 2,640,836,900.08 kilograms, which is the 115th most of any county in the country. This total also equates to a ranking of 2303rd worst in the nation for emissions per person.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
89.23%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Other Biomass Gas
5.69%
SOLAR Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Solar
1.65%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
1.60%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
1.04%
OTHER
Other
0.78%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Net Metering

Of the 3 electricity suppliers in Suffolk County, 2 of them report that they offer net metering. Massachusetts has favorable regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar panels.

Energy Loss

Suffolk County electricity providers who report energy loss average roughly 6.55% of their energy lost per year. The US average for energy loss is 2.76% while the Massachusetts average is 3.25%, resulting in a rank of 2687th best in the country and a state rank of 9th best out of 3220 and 14 counties, respectively.

Power Companies in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Providers In Each City in Suffolk County:

  • Boston, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 19.82%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 20.27%
    • Sunwave Energy: 19.82%
    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: 20.27%
    • Ambit Energy: 19.82%
  • Chelsea, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 20.00%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 20.00%
    • Sunwave Energy: 20.00%
    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: 20.00%
    • Ambit Energy: 20.00%
  • Revere, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.60%
    • National Grid: 16.50%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 16.78%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.71%
    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: 16.70%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.71%
  • Winthrop Town, Massachusetts:
    • Eversource Energy: 16.62%
    • National Grid: 13.97%
    • NuGen Capital Management: 18.08%
    • Sunwave Energy: 16.63%
    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: 18.08%
    • Ambit Energy: 16.62%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many power plants are in Suffolk County, Massachusetts?

There are 9 active power plants located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

What electricity company is the largest supplier in Suffolk County, Massachusetts?

By total revenue, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity company in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

How many electric companies offer service in Suffolk County, Massachusetts?

Suffolk County, Massachusetts has 3 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Suffolk County, Massachusetts?

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1Eversource Energy7,351
2National Grid945
3Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority3

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-16