Eversource-Western MA Rates Going Way Up

If you are supplied by Eversource in Western Massachusetts, get ready to pay a lot more. Starting January 1, small business rates are going up 46%. Oh, and you’ll pay more at home, too: Residential rates are going up 45%.

As we’ve previously written, prices do change seasonally, and it’s important to compare a full year of prices. But increases this large are 10-20% higher than even the last three winters. So it’s alarming.

Why is this happening? Electric rates follow natural gas prices. Natural gas world-wide is in a supply crunch as we recover from the pandemic. That’s pushing prices up.

Should you worry? If you have a competitive supply contract through 2022, you should be protected. If you’re part of a community choice aggregation, you probably are safe, too. If you don’t understand those terms, or if you aren’t sure what your situation is, the answers are likely buried in your electric bill. We’d be happy to take a look and explain your bill to you.

What can you do? Plenty. Massachusetts has some of the best energy incentives in the country. In most of Western Mass, you can access renewable energy AND save money, just like the Berkshire Innovation Center did. And you can do it via the electric grid, or with onsite renewables–so savings are available whether you own or rent your business. Oh, and you can save at home, too.

Sustaine will help you through all of this costly confusion. You do have choices! We’re here to help you identify and secure them, if you have 30 seconds to answer 3 simple questions.

Cleaner & Cheaper Energy for Berkshire Innovation Center

Sustaine is pleased to help the Berkshire Innovation Center take control of its energy usage. Switching to renewable energy saves the BIC money, saves carbon, and shows other businesses that they can have cleaner AND cheaper energy, too.

BIC Executive Director Ben Sosne adds, “As a non-profit public-private partnership focused on technology and innovation, we are very conscious of both our carbon footprint and our budgetary constraints.  That said, the options and incentives available were a bit overwhelming for us to navigate.  Sustaine simplified everything, helping us get 100% local clean energy, while also securing a 10% discount on our electric bill.  It was a no-brainer and we now regularly refer them to all the businesses we work with.”

Sustaine loves working with you, BIC!