DPU Public Hearing - Eversource Rate Case

April 24, 2017
Katherine Cornell Theater, Tisbury, MA

On January 17, 2017, Eversource Energy submitted a proposal to the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to update the company's electric rates. 

The Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that the AG office will challenge the $96 million rate increase. “As a regulated public utility, Eversource is required to justify why the state should permit it to raise electric rates on residents and business customers,” said AG Healey. “Our initial evaluation shows that Eversource should be returning profits to customers as savings, not raising rates. We urge the DPU to reject Eversource’s request for a rate hike.”

The DPU will review Eversource's rate request, conduct public hearings in Eversource's service area, and then make a decision by November 30, 2017 for new rates to become effective January 1, 2018.

Public Hearing Schedule
March 22 at 7 p.m.
Natick Town Hall
2nd Floor, Board of Selectmen's Meeting Room
13 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760

March 23 at 7 p.m.
Department of Public Utilities
5th Floor, Hearing Room A
One South Station
Boston, MA 02110

March 30 at 6 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library
Lecture Hall
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

April 3 at 7 p.m.
Barnstable County Complex
Harborview Conference Room
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630

April 5 at 7 p.m.
Keith Middle School
225 Hathaway Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02740
April 6 at 7 p.m.
Plymouth South High School
490 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

April 10 at 6 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum Auditorium
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

April 12 at 7 p.m.
Springfield City Hall
School Committee Meeting Room
(Room 220)
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103

April 24 at 6 p.m.
Katharine Cornell Theatre
51 Spring Street
Tisbury, MA 02568

April 26 at 7 p.m.
Greenfield Middle School Auditorium
195 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301