On March 1, 1998, electric competition was introduced to Massachusetts giving consumers electric choice and enabling other electric companies to enter the market. The addition of other electric companies encouraged efficiency and increased competition ultimately creating lower prices for consumers. There are three utility companies that participate in electricity competition which are:
Initially, the Department of Telecommunications and Energy allowed those customers who had established service prior to deregulation to remain on the Standard Offer Service (SOS), which is a discounted rate for customers still lying with the incumbent utility. However on March 1, 2005, the Standard Offer Service was eliminated and those SOS customers were put on the Default Service, a price based upon market prices of six month blocks of power purchased by utilities. Those customers who remain on SOS pricing will gradually be converted to the Default Service as changes are made to electric service accounts (i.e. change of ownership or reclassification of usage).
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