Low Income (R-2)
If you are a residential customer and meet the requirements listed below then you may be eligible for a discount on your monthly electric bill. This will save you money and will not affect the service you currently receive. On January 1, 2010, National Grid implemented new distribution charges approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. After January 1, 2010, the newly approved Residential Low-Income Rate R-2 tariff discount has changed. Eligible customers will now receive a credit based on 25 percent of the total charges reflected on their bill. To apply, please complete this Eligibility Criteria for the Discount (R-2) Rate
(pdf) document, including a program ID card or agency acceptance letter, and return to National Grid or call us at 1-800-322-3223
Rates for Delivery Service
- Your household income does not exceed 60% of the state median income level
- You are currently qualified to receive fuel assistance benefits or are participating in one of the following programs:
EAEDC, Food Stamps, WIC, Head Start, Mass Health, National School Lunch Program, Public Housing, School Breakfast Program, Supplemental Security Program, TAFDC, Veterans Programs - 115 benefits, DIC surviving parent, Non-Service Pension
(For definitions of these charges, please view Glossary of terms on your bill
First 600 kWh*
Excess of 600 kWh*
|Energy Efficiency Charge||0.376¢/kWh|
|Low Income Discount||(25%)|
* Includes: Basic Service Adjustment Factor (0.029¢), Residential Assistance Adjustment Factor 0.302¢, Storm Fund Replenishment Adjustment Factor 0.266¢, Pension/PBOP Adjustment Factor 0.208¢, Revenue Decoupling Mechanism Factor 0.069¢, Net CapEx Factor 0.142¢, Attorney General Consultant Expenses Factor 0.000¢, Solar Cost Adjustment Factor 0.012¢ and Smart Grid Distribution Adjustment Factor 0.004¢.
In addition to the rates for Delivery Service listed above, customers on Nantucket Island are also subject to the following Cable Facilities Surcharge ("CFS") for the two submarine cables that serve the island:
Cable Facilities Surcharge
Rates for Supplier Services
| Summer (June-Sept.)||1.757¢/kWh|
| Winter (Oct.-May)||1.091¢/kWh|
View our Supply Cost
area for details on our Basic Service pricing.
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