Massachusetts Electric Companies
Massachusetts consumes more electricity than it produces. Much of the electricity is purchased from neighboring states. Nevertheless, Massachusetts has many power plants and generating facilities. Most of them run on natural gas and petroleum products. Near Boston is Mystic Generating Station, one of the largest power plants in the country. Mystic Generating Station has a capacity of over 2,001 MW. Massachusetts has many large natural gas power plants, including Canal Generating Plant, Salem Harbor Power Station, and Fore River Generating Station.
The power grid in Massachusetts includes thousands of miles of high-voltage and low-voltage power lines, transformers, and substations. All of this complex equipment needs to be maintained, upgraded, and expanded. Electrical utilities such as National Grid and Eversource perform these functions. Massachusetts regulators regularly approve investment programs to lay new transmission lines, install substations, and upgrade the state's transmission grid.
Electricity reaches residents and commercial consumers through electricity retailers. Massachusetts is a deregulated electricity market, which means it is possible for consumers to choose a supplier company. The special Energy Switch Massachusetts program has helped thousands of state residents switch electricity providers and lower their electric bills. Electricity providers offer all types of electric plans to consumers, including variable and fixed rate electric plans, green plans, and pre-paid electric plans.
|5||City Electric Supply|
|6||Collins Electric Co|
|7||Commonwealth Electrical Technologies|
|8||Congress Electric Contractors|
|10||Evermore Light & Power|
|14||JT Electric Services|
|16||Lowell Central Electric Co|
|17||Mass Bay Electrical Corporation|
|19||One Source Power|
|21||Springfield Electrical Co|