State electric bills are above the national average
Massachusetts homeowners are doing their part to conserve energy. However‚ they are still paying monthly electric bills that are more than the average American’s. From the US Department of Energy1:
- The average electric bill in Massachusetts is $117 a month – above the national average of $111.67.
- Massachusetts uses the seventh-lowest amount of electricity per month. However‚ the state does suffer from having the fourth-highest retail price of electricity per kilowatt hour.
- A lack of natural gas reserves and pipelines in New England are mostly to blame for residents paying 50% more per kilowatt hour than the national average.
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1Carmel Ford‚ “2017 residential electricity bill by state‚” Eye on Housing‚ last updated July 2‚ 2019.