Form 424B5 NSTAR ELECTRIC CO

SECURE PORT DECLARATION AMONG THE PRIVATE SECURITIES

LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

In this Supplement and the accompanying prospectus and in the documents to which we refer, we make statements that contain statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, strategies, assumptions about future events, future financial performance or growth and others Statements are not historical facts. These statements are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can generally identify our forward-looking statements by the use of words or expressions such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend”, “plan”, “project”, “believe”, “forecast”, “should”, “could” and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, assumptions or projections and are not guarantees of future performance. These expectations, estimates, assumptions or forecasts could differ materially from the actual results. Accordingly, such statements are qualified in their entirety with reference to the following important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to:

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Cyber ​​attacks or violations, including those that compromise the confidentiality of our proprietary information and our customers’ personal information,

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Disruptions in the capital markets or other events that make our access to the necessary capital more difficult or more expensive,

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the negative effects of the novel pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our customers, suppliers, employees, supervisory authorities and operations;

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Changes in economic conditions, including effects on interest rates, tax policies, and customer demand and solvency;

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Ability or inability to begin and complete our key strategic development projects and opportunities;

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Acts of war or terrorism, physical attacks or network disruptions that damage or disrupt our electricity transmission and electricity, natural gas and water distribution systems;

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Acts or inactivity of local, state and federal regulatory, political and tax authorities,

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inferior performance from third-party providers and service providers,

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Fluctuations in weather patterns, including extreme weather conditions due to climate change,

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Changes in business conditions, including disruptive technology or the development of alternative energy sources in connection with our current or future business model,

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Contamination or disruption of our water supply,

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Changes in the amount or timing of investments,

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Changes to laws, regulations, or government policies, including compliance with environmental laws and regulations,

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Changes in accounting standards and regulations,

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Measures by rating agencies and

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other currently unknown or unforeseen factors.

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Additional risk factors are listed in our reports, which have been submitted to the Commission and updated as necessary. We encourage you to consult such information. See “Risk Factors” on page S-8 of this Supplement.

All of these factors are difficult to predict and contain uncertainties that could materially affect our actual results, many of which are beyond our control. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, as each person speaks only as of the date such statements are made and, unless required by federal securities laws, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or statements that reflect events or circumstances after the date on which these statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unexpected events. From time to time new factors will emerge and we will not be able to predict all of them

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