WattBuy’s Guide to

Electricity in
New Bedford

Massachusetts

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The State of Electricity in New Bedford

Here's the average monthly bill, usage, and carbon footprint of residents in New Bedford

Average monthly bill

January

$250

February

$250

March

$190

April

$134lowest

May

$178

June

$244

July

$344highest

August

$298

September

$225

October

$202

November

$204

December

$221

Carbon Emissions

688 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

790 kWh

Where does New Bedford’s electricity come from?

New Bedford's energy comes from Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar, Hydroelectric, and Wind. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 67% of New Bedford's energy. Nuclear is the second largest source, making up 15%. Solar provides 13% of the energy in New Bedford. Hydroelectric provides 4% of the energy in New Bedford. Wind provides 1% of the energy in New Bedford.

67%

Natural Gas

15%

Nuclear

13%

Solar

4%

Hydroelectric

1%

Wind

Solar energy in New Bedford

The state of solar in New Bedford

Solar power is on the rise, helping homeowners save on their electricity bills and power their homes sustainably.

706 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system

$15,081

Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

6 years

Payback period

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Net Metering Available

Get paid for the extra solar you produce

Net metering policies in New Bedford can help solar panel owners save money and reduce their carbon footprint. When your solar panels generate more electricity than you use, you can send the excess back to the grid and receive credit on your next bill. Just something to keep in mind when considering solar panels.

Electricity Providers in New Bedford

There are a variety of electricity plans available to residents of New Bedford. The following companies provide electricity plans in the city:

Utilities in New Bedford

Eversource Energy - Massachusetts

Eversource Energy - Massachusetts Rates

Eversource Energy - Massachusetts has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Western Massachusetts Residential Space Heating R-3 (A4)Fixed13¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed26¢
Cambridge Electric Light Company Residential Space Heating R-3 (04)Fixed10¢
Greater Boston Residential Assistance A4 (R-3) without electric heatFixed10¢
Greater Boston Residential R-1 (A1)Fixed11¢
South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard Residential Space Heating R-3 BS (86)Fixed10¢
Cape Cod Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed11¢
Cape Cod Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed16¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed14¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed14¢
South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard Residential Space Heating R-3 BS (86)Fixed24¢
Cape Cod Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed29¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed28¢
Cambridge Electric Light Company Residential R-1 (01)Fixed24¢
Cape Cod Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed13¢
Cape Cod Residential Space Heating R-3Fixed32¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed30¢
Greater Boston Residential Assistance A2 (R-2) with electric heatFixed
Cape Cod Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed28¢
South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha Vineyard Residential R-1 Annual CLC (32)Fixed11¢
Cambridge Electric Light Company Residential R-1 (01)Fixed11¢
Greater Boston Residential Assistance A2 (R-2) with electric heatFixed23¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed31¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed12¢
South Shore Residential R-1 Annual BS (32)Fixed11¢
Greater Boston Residential R-1 (A1)Fixed24¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Space Heating R-3 (A4)Fixed27¢
South Shore Residential R-1 Annual BS (32)Fixed24¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed13¢
Cape Cod Residential Space Heating R-3Fixed15¢
Cambridge Electric Light Company Residential Space Heating R-3 (04)Fixed23¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Discount Rate (R-2)Fixed27¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed11¢
Greater Boston Residential Assistance A4 (R-3) without electric heatFixed23¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Space Heating R-3Fixed13¢
Cape Cod Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed33¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Space Heating R-3Fixed30¢
Western Massachusetts Residential Rate (R-1)Fixed29¢
South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha Vineyard Residential R-1 Annual CLC (32)Fixed25¢
Eastern Massachusetts Residential Space Heating Low Income Rate R-4Fixed11¢

Eversource Energy - Massachusetts Electricity Plans in New Bedford

The price to compare for Eversource Energy - Massachusetts is 17.25¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 790 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Go Green Lights 9 - Boston Edison

cheapestcheapest <12 months
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13.09¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Home Power Plan - BE

cheapest 13+ months
14.49¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Home Power Plan - NSTAR BECO

14.49¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Home Power Plan - NSTAR CAMB

14.49¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Electricity Plan - BE

14.99¢36 monthsChoose Plan
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