National Grid
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

Eligibility Criteria
  • 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
Rates for Delivery Service
(For definitions of these charges, please view About Your Bill.)

Customer Charge$4.00/month
Distribution Charge
    First 600 kWh*
    Excess of 600 kWh*

3.649/kWh
4.311/kWh
Transmission Charge2.304¢/kWh
Transition Charge0.106¢/kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge0.334¢/kWh
Renewables Charge0.050¢/kWh
Low Income Discount(25%)

Rates for Supplier Services
View our Supply Cost area for details on our Basic Service pricing.


* Includes: Basic Service Adjustment Factor (0.029), Residential Assistance Adjustment Factor 0.302, Storm Recovery Adjustment Factor 0.035, Storm Fund Replenishment Adjustment Factor 0.183, Pension/PBOP Adjustment Factor 0.208, Revenue Decoupling Mechanism Factor 0.069, Net CapEx Factor 0.142, Attorney General Consultant Expenses Factor 0.000 and Solar Cost Adjustment Factor 0.012.



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