Moving?

The Department requires the following to start service in your name:

  • Completed and Signed Authorization Form
  • Positive ID
  • Deposit

Please review our Standard Terms and Conditions for Electric Service and Rates.

The Department requires the following to stop electric service in your name:

  • Written Notice
  • ID
  • Forwarding Address

WHO OWNS WHAT?

If your electric service runs underground from the Department’s utility pole or transformer, then you have an underground system which consists of:

  1. The wire that runs underground from the utility pole or transformer to your electric meter, and then from the meter to your main service panel inside your home or business, is known as the underground service. Any repairs and maintenance to the underground service is the responsibility of the property owner.

  2. The electric meter is mounted onto a meter socket. Sometimes the meter socket needs to be reattached to the house. The meter socket is the responsibility of the property owner.

  3. The Department measures your use of electricity in kilowatt-hours with an electric meter. This device is the responsibility of the Hudson Light and Power Department. Be careful when working around the electric meter, however. If your meter is damaged, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  4. The fuses and/or circuit breakers which protect the electric service in your home or business are housed in the main service panel. This main service panel is the property owner’s responsibility.

Are there overhead wires from the pole in the street to your home or business? If so, then you have overhead electric service, and your system includes:

 

  1. The wire that runs from the utility pole to your house is known as the overhead electric cable. Any repairs and maintenance to the overhead service is the responsibility of the Hudson Light & Power Department. Be careful though. If you damage this cable, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  2. The overhead electric cable connects to the house at the weatherhead, which is the responsibility of the property owner. The Hudson Light and Power Department, however, will maintain the connection of the overhead service wire at the attachment to the building.

  3. service entrance cable is the wire that runs from the weatherhead to the electric meter. It then travels from the electric meter to the main service panel in your home or business. Repair to the service entrance cable is the responsibility of the property owner.

  4. The electric meter is mounted onto a meter socket. Sometimes, the meter socket needs to be reattached to the house. The meter socket is the responsibility of the property owner.

  5. The Department measures your use of electricity in kilowatt-hours with an electric meter. This device is the responsibility of the Hudson Light and Power Department. Be careful when working around the electric meter, however. If your meter is damaged, then you’ll be responsible for the cost of repairs.

  6. The fuses and/or circuit breakers which protect the electric service in your home or business are housed in the main service panel. This main service panel is the property owner’s responsibility.


Your Electric Bill

Rate 1

First 140 kWh: $11.50 per month.
$0.0655 per kWh for all over 140 kWh per month

Rate 6

Electric Hot Water Heater.
First 140 kWh: $11.50 per month.
141-500 kWh: $0.0655 per kWh.
501-1050 kWh: $0.03 per kWh
$0.0655 per kWh for all over 1050 kWh per month.

Rate 7

All Electric. First 140 kWh: $11.50 per month.
141-500 kWh: $0.0655 per kWh.
501-1050 kWh: $0.03 per kWh
$0.06 per kWh for all over 1050 kWh per month.

For eligibility guidelines and discounts for transforming equipment and primary metering, please see the rate tarrif.


Additional Charges on Your Bill:
Power Adjustment Charge:$0.053 per kWh per month.
Residential PASNY Credit:-$0.003 per kWh per month.
Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation Charge:$0.005 per kWh per month.
Residential Conservation Charge:$0.24 per month.
Discount

The Department offers a 10% discount on the rate portion of the bill only for prompt payment. The Discount policy is defined on the back of the bills.

Where to Pay Your Bill

By Mail: PO Box 844568, Boston MA 02284

In Person: 49 Forest Avenue, Hudson MA (24-Hour Drop Box)

Hudson Town Hall, Main Street, Hudson (24-Hour Drop Box)

How to Pay Your Bill

Cash, Check, Money Order

Direct Debit Program – Accounts debited on Discount Date

Conservation and Incentive Programs

The Department offers generous conservation and incentive programs for both residential and commercial customers, Visit our conservation page for more information.