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AG: Mass. DPU's Eversource Rate Cuts Don't Go Far Enough

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The state attorney general has formally challenged the state Department of Public Utilities’ decision to cut Eversource’s electricity rate hike in Western Massachusetts by just 30 percent. The AG’s office is calling for further reductions.

In November, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities made cuts to Eversource’s proposed statewide hike. The DPU decreased Eversource subsidiary Western Massachusetts Electric Company’s request for a $34.7 million increase by 30 percent.

The DPU denied state Attorney General Maura Healey’s request for an extension until January 19th to prepare an appeal. The AG’s office filed the objection Wednesday.

Healey opposes any increase.

The DPU will release more information about how Eversource can apply its rate increase to its service area December 29th. New distribution rates are expected to kick in February 1st.

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