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 October 1, 2016, National Grid implemented new distribution charges approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. After October 1, 2016, the newly approved Residential Low-Income Rate R-2 tariff discount has changed. Eligible customers will now receive a credit based on 29 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 Glossary of terms on your bill.)

Customer Charge $5.50/month
Distribution Charge* 6.193¢/kWh
Transmission Charge 3.229¢/kWh
Transition Charge (0.063)¢/kWh
Energy Efficiency Charge 0.465¢/kWh
Renewables Charge 0.050¢/kWh
Low Income Discount (29%)

* Includes: Basic Service Adjustment Factor (0.071), Residential Assistance Adjustment Factor 0.437, Storm Fund Replenishment Adjustment Factor 0.266, Pension/PBOP Adjustment Factor 0.229, Revenue Decoupling Mechanism Factor 0.221, Net CapEx Factor 0.363, Attorney General Consultant Expenses Factor 0.002, Solar Cost Adjustment Factor 0.020,Smart Grid Distribution Adjustment Factor 0.037,Net Metering Recovery Surcharge 0.537 and Renewable Energy Recovery Factor 0.080.

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

   Summer (June-Sept.) 0.534¢/kWh
   Winter (Oct.-May) 0.317¢/kWh

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

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