• Massachusetts December 5, 2022 7:45 am

    Mass. Residents Shocked By ‘Absurd' Hike in Utility Bills: ‘From $90 Bill to $360'

    Boston area utilities customers had a big surprise in the last couple days — a huge bill following the rate hikes from last month. National Grid’s winter energy price hikes meant that the average monthly electric bill went up by 64% and the average monthly natural gas bill increased by 24%. Eversource electricity customers saw increases between 19% and 30%….

  • Eversource November 18, 2022 11:11 pm

    As Temperatures Drop in Mass., Utility Rates Rise for Eversource Customers

    Eversource customers in eastern Massachusetts could see a 23% increase in their electric bills come January if the company’s proposed rate increase is approved by the state Department of Public Utilities.

  • energy costs November 1, 2022 7:25 pm

    Mass. Energy Price Hikes Go Into Effect

    After a summer plagued by high gas prices, it doesn’t appear that consumers will get relief for the winter as National Grid and Eversource raise energy prices. National Grid’s winter energy price hikes that go into effect Tuesday mean that the average monthly electric bill will go up by 64% and the average monthly natural gas bill will increase...

  • Eversource October 31, 2022 7:27 pm

    Eversource CEO Warns New England May Not Have Enough Natural Gas to Last the Winter

    Eversource CEO Joe Nolan wrote a letter to President Joe Biden last week warning of the possibility of power outages this winter if steps aren’t taken to expand the country’s natural gas supply. In his letter, dated Oct. 27, Nolan said New England might not have enough natural gas to meet the region’s electricity supply if this winter is...

  • National Grid September 22, 2022 7:13 pm

    Shocking Spike: Mass. Customers Looking at Big Increase in Electric, Gas Bills

    National Grid and Eversource announced major price hikes this week that are expected to have a huge impact on Massachusetts electric and natural gas ratepayers heading into the cold winter months. National Grid announced Wednesday that its electric customers will see a 64% increase on average in their electric bills, and a 22% hike in their natural gas bills beginning…

  • New Hampshire August 26, 2022 8:23 pm

    Electric Bills Increase by More Than Double for Many in NH

    New Hampshire residents knew a spike in their electric bills was coming, but it was still a shock to many of their bank accounts. Kieth Nesbit Nashua of Nashua felt it. “Basically, it went from about 45-ish to 90-95-ish,” he said. “So it’s a little more than double.” So did Melissa Colon. “The bill before this one was about...

  • Boston August 25, 2022 1:03 pm

    Eversource Installing New ‘Energy Release' Manhole Covers in Boston to Boost Safety

    Energy provider Eversource is installing new manhole covers in the Boston area that the company says will help improve safety. Eversource is installing what it calls “energy-release” manhole covers, that it says are designed to reduce the odds of a “serious incident” happening. The manhole covers are able to slightly lift, about three or four inches, before falling back into…

  • Boston August 25, 2022 5:37 am

    Eversource Highlighting New Manhole Covers for Boston

    The energy-release manhole covers are supposed to greatly reduce the risk of a serious incident, Eversource says.

  • New Hampshire July 28, 2022 7:51 pm

    NH Energy Rates Will Increase Significantly Next Week

    You could call it an electric shock, with energy bills in New Hampshire set to go up — doubling in many cases. On Aug. 1, Liberty Utilities will raise its rates 100% in New Hampshire. Eversource is going up 112%. “You can see maybe justifying a small rate increase, but I heard up to 100% rate hike,” said Anita, who…

  • Massachusetts July 25, 2022 5:40 am

    City of Boston Extends Heat Emergency

    Thousands were without power in Dorchester Sunday, as temperatures in the city reached 100 degrees, tying a record set last year.

  • heat emergency July 25, 2022 7:49 pm

    Boston's Heat Emergency Extended Through Monday Ahead of Another Hot Day

    Boston’s heat emergency was extended once again as extreme temperatures continued to impact the city. The city’s heat emergency ran through Monday, which means that cooling centers at 12 Boston Centers for Youth & Families will remain open through the end of the day. With so many people in the area trying to stay cool with air conditioning, there...

  • allston July 23, 2022 11:44 pm

    Officials Announce Controlled Power Outage in Allston Overnight Sunday

    Officials for Eversource announced a controlled power outage due to repairs which need to be made in Allston, something which will leave more than 800 residents without power — and air conditioning — overnight Sunday. The outage, which will not impact hospitals, according to officials, is due to “urgent repairs to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system throughout…

  • Massachusetts July 18, 2022 12:02 am

    Power Outages, Damage Reported in Walpole After Storm Moves Through

    Hundreds of Eversource customers were without power Sunday in Walpole, Massachusetts, after an isolated shower moved through the area. The storm knocked down a tree branch and brought down powerlines. “It sprinkled and then it was just like crazy,” Marlo Centamore said of the storm. The sudden downpour over Walpole caught residents like Centamore by surprise. The intensity of the…

  • Beacon Hill July 13, 2022 7:46 pm

    OSHA Investigation Continues Into Beacon Hill Transformer Explosion

    OSHA continues to investigate the cause of an underground transformer explosion steps from the state capitol Tuesday night that injured two utility workers. The explosion occurred around 6 p.m. on Bowdoin Street while Eversource workers were performing routine maintenance in an underground electrical vault, fire officials said. Two workers were injured but able to get out of the vault under…

  • Beacon Hill July 12, 2022 11:26 pm

    Transformer Explosion in Beacon Hill Sends 2 Workers to the Hospital

    An underground explosion in downtown Boston sent two utility workers to the hospital and caused a major rescue response down the street from the state capitol Tuesday, fire officials said. The transformer explosion occurred while the Eversource workers were performing routine maintenance in an underground electrical vault, fire officials said. The workers were injured but able to get out of…

  • Newton June 20, 2022 7:31 pm

    Fire at Newton Eversource Facility Sends 1 Worker to Hospital

    A fire at an Eversource station in Newton on Monday has sent one worker to the hospital. The worker, who was not identified, suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to an Eversource spokesman. The fire, which occurred around 11 a.m., led to a power outage for roughly 2,500 customers, the spokesman said. By noon, around 600 customers had had their power…

  • power outages April 19, 2022 10:12 am

    Outage Map: Thousands Without Power as Strong Winds Hit Mass.

    Thousands of people were left without power in Massachusetts Tuesday morning as a strong storm brought damaging wind and downpours to the region. More than 9,000 people had lost power after 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The NBC10 Boston weather team issued a First Alert Tuesday morning for heavy rain and strong wind. Gusty wind…

  • power outages February 18, 2022 8:05 am

    Strong Winds Cause Thousands of Power Outages Friday

    Eversource saw widespread impact from Cape Cod all the way to the Berkshires, Chris McKinnon of Eversource said. Outages are on the South Shore and the Cape, but also scattered through the interior of Massachusetts.

  • power outages February 18, 2022 3:39 pm

    Outage Map: Thousands Without Power in Mass. Amid High Wind Warning

    Power outages are the biggest concern in the latest storm as strong winds gust through the region. Thousands of people woke up in the dark Friday morning in Massachusetts. After 6:30 a.m., more than 23,000 people were without power, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. That number tripled since 5 a.m., when around 5,000 people were without power. A…

  • power outages January 17, 2022 7:21 am

    Eversource Preparing for Moderate Power Outages

    Eversource has prepared to deal with weather-induced outages throughout the weekend with 6,700 facing outages so far.

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