National Grid Electricity Rates and Plans

National Grid is a leading electricity and natural gas utility company that operates in Massachusetts. The company serves approximately 1.3 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers in the state, making it the largest utility company in Massachusetts. National Grid operates and maintains the electric transmission and distribution system, as well as the natural gas distribution system in the state. The company has a strong commitment to clean energy and has invested in renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, to reduce its carbon footprint. National Grid also offers energy efficiency programs for its customers to help them save money on their energy bills. The company has a 24/7 customer service center to ensure that its customers have access to support whenever they need it.




National Grid Energy Sources

National Grid's energy comes from natural gas, solar, other fossil, biomass, and hydroelectric. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 61% of National Grid's energy. Solar is the second largest source, making up 15%. Other Fossil provides 11% of National Grid's electricity. Biomass provides 9% of National Grid's electricity. Hydroelectric provides 4% of National Grid's electricity.


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National Grid Rates

The average electricity rate for National Grid customers is 24.92 cents/kWh. National Grid has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
R-1 Residential Farm DiscountFixed13¢
R-4 Residential Time-of-UseTOU19¢ to 29¢
R-1 ResidentialFixed26¢
R-4 Residential Time-of-Use Farm DiscountTOU17¢ to 26¢
R-4 Residential Time-of-Use Farm DiscountTOU8¢ to 17¢
R-4 Residential Time-of-UseTOU8¢ to 18¢
R-2 Low Income ResidentialFixed16¢
R-2 Low Income Residential Farm DiscountFixed21¢
R-2 Low Income ResidentialFixed
R-2 Low Income Residential Farm DiscountFixed11¢
R-1 Residential Farm DiscountFixed23¢
R-1 ResidentialFixed14¢

National Grid Electricity Plans

The price to compare for National Grid is 18.21¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 1,150 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Direct Energy

Term Optimized Go Green Lights 9

cheapestcheapest <12 months
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13.39¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Home Power Plan

cheapest 13+ months
14.69¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

36 Month Electricity Plan

14.99¢36 monthsChoose Plan
Constellation Energy

24 Month Green Home Power Plan

cheapest renewable
15.19¢24 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter 36

15.29¢36 monthsChoose Plan

National Grid Reliability

In 2021, the average National Grid customer lost electricity one time for a duration of 374 minutes. In total, the average National Grid customer had their electricity out for about 472 minutes during the whole year.


Varies by system type and customer class

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