NSTAR/WMECO Mass Market Default Service Rates Increasing 12-15%

NSTAR (Eversource Energy) filed with the Massachusetts DPU new basic service electricity rates for its Western Massachusetts service territory (WMA), formerly WMECO, for the period beginning July 1, 2022.

All rates below reflect the currently effective Basic Service Adders, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, Clean Energy Standard, and Clean Peak Standard Adders.

Filed new WMECO fixed residential basic service rate for the period July through December 2022 is 15.348 cents per kWh, which is 12% higher than the current rate of 13.731 cents per kWh

Filed new WMECO fixed small C&I basic service rate for the period July through December 2022 is 14.978 cents per kWh, which is 15% higher than the current rate of 13.035 cents per kWh

WMECO rates are below in ¢/kWh, and include currently effective Basic Service Adders, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, Clean Energy Standard, and Clean Peak Standard Adders, respectively.

WMECO Basic Service: ¢/kWh

Residential

Fixed Price Jul. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022: 15.348

Monthly Variable Rates:

Jul:   14.518

Aug:   14.249

Sept:  13.254

Oct:   12.596

Nov:   15.567

Dec:   20.791

Small C&I (23, 24, G-0, T-0)

Fixed Price Jul. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022: 14.978

Monthly Variable Rates:

Jul:   13.606

Aug:   13.732

Sept:  12.870

Oct:   12.908

Nov:   15.531

Dec:   20.259

Medium/Large C&I (G-2, T-4, T-2, T-5)

Monthly Variable Rates:

Jul:   16.364

Aug:   16.063

Sept:  14.674

Fixed Price Jul. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2022: 15.799

Streetlighting (S-1 & S-2)

Fixed Price Jul. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022: 13.269

Monthly Variable Rates:

Jul:   11.549

Aug:   11.373

Sept:  10.167

Oct:   10.074

Nov:   13.318

Dec:   19.072