By Grey Lee
As of January, our favorite utility company, formerly known as NSTAR, has changed its name to Eversource Energy.
NSTAR provided natural gas and electricity to 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Massachusetts. NSTAR's parent company, Northeast Utilities also owns the Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, Yankee Gas Services Co., Western Mass. Electric, as well as Connecticut Light and Power Co.
Under the new of Eversource, these companies will serve over 3.6 million customers in New England and the name change will help save money in the long run. The only difference customers will see is the name on the bill, so all automated payments will continue to process automatically. If you had stock in Northeast Utilities, you'll see it and a different stock ticker has changed from NU to ES. Eversource Energy offers helpful tips on how to save energy year-round on their website and they also have a special section for fall and winter that can help you cut your heating bills by 10%!