National Grid requests electric rate increase for Rhode Island

National Grid requests electric rate increase for Rhode Island

July 19, 2019

National Grid announced they are seeking to increase electricity rates with the monthly bill for the typical residential electric customer that uses 500 kilowatt hours increasing by $8.95, or 8%
Newport RI

Rates Increase for Most Central, Southern Maine Customers

Rates Increase for Most Central, Southern Maine Customers

December 11, 2018

Most electricity customers in southern and central Maine will see higher electricity rates starting Jan. 1.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the cost of power will go about 14 percent for such customers.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved Monday to raise the standard offer rate for 2019 from 7.9 cents per kilowatt hour to nine cents.
US News

Eversource plans increase in winter electric rates

Eversource plans increase in winter electric rates

December 10, 2018

Eversource announced this week that its electric supply rates will rise Jan. 1 to 11.73 cents per kilowatt hour.

That's up from 10.003 cents per kilowatt-hour under the summer 2018 rates and also up from last winter's rate of 10.503 cents per kilowatt hour.
Mass Live



June 1, 2018

Beginning with service provided June 1, 2018, changes will affect your monthly electric bill. For a residential customer using 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, the effect of these approved changes is a total increase of $1.49 to the typical monthly bill, from $102.93 to $104.42, or 1.45%.

PECO Energy

What's going on with PPL rates? They're dropping — a little

What’s going on with PPL rates? They’re dropping — a little

May 1, 2018

Most PPL Electric customers who rely on the company for their energy supply will see a small decrease in their bills beginning June 1.

The Allentown-based energy provider said Tuesday its new “price to compare” charges will decrease. The price for residential customers will go to 7.449 cents per kilowatt-hour, down from the current 7.463 cents per kwh. For small business customers, the rate will dip from 7.701 cents per kwh to 6.776 cents per kwh, nearly a penny drop.

Morning Call

Eversource Customers To See Rates Rise Under PURA Decision

Eversource Customers To See Rates Rise Under PURA Decision

Apr 18, 2018

About 1.2 million Connecticut consumers who get their power from Eversource will be paying $5.40 per month more in the coming year under rate increases just granted by state regulators, but officials say it could have been a lot worse.

Eversource originally asked for a three-year, $337 million increase in electricity rates. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority cut back the request to $124.7 million for the 2018-20 period.

Hartford Courant

Double-digit National Grid rate hikes approved

Double-digit National Grid rate hikes approved

Mar 15, 2018

ALBANY — National Grid has agreed to a slightly smaller rate increase than it was seeking and will spread it out over the next three years, instead of imposing it all at once.

The state Public Service Commission announced Thursday that it, National Grid and 17 interested parties agreed to the three-year schedule of rate hikes, to begin next month.

Daily Gazette



Mar 2, 2018

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) today proposed to lower customer bills by approximately 2 percent on April 1 to pass on the benefits of the federal tax reform legislation enacted earlier this year.

In its filing with the NJ Board of Public Utilities, PSE&G will reduce rates by approximately $114 million on an annual basis effective April 1 to reflect lower federal taxes the utility will pay. The typical residential combined electric and gas customer will save nearly $41 per year.


Mass. approves Eversource rate hike

Mass. approves Eversource rate hike

Nov 30, 2017

The state Department of Public Utilities on Thursday approved a much-reduced rate hike for Eversource Energy that will allow it to charge its Massachusetts electric customers tens of millions of dollars more a year.

Eversource customers in the eastern part of the state would collectively pay an additional $12 million a year, while rates for its Western Massachusetts customers would rise by more than $24 million a year, according to the DPU. Eversource delivers electricity to some 1.4 million customers in Massachusetts.

Boston Globe

Eversource and United Illuminating Rates Increasing in January

Eversource and United Illuminating Rates Increasing in January

Nov 03, 2017

Rates will be going up for Eversource and United Illuminating customers in Connecticut.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority released information Friday on the new rates after Eversource and UI recently submitted proposed winter cycle rates.

As of Jan. 1, Eversource's residential generation rate will go up from 8.01 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 9.08 cents/kWh.
UI's residential generation rate will change from 7.6 cents/kWh to 9.66 cents/kWh.

NBC Connecticut

Atrantic City Electric is set to Increase rates on Oct,1 2017

Atlantic City Electric rates will jump 4% next month

Sep 22, 2017

Atlantic City Electric rates will increase 4 percent on Oct. 1, or about $5.52 per month for a residential customer, under a rate-increase settlement approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. In March, the company had requested a 6.6 percent rate increase.

Under the settlement, negotiated with various consumer advocates and the BPU staff, Atlantic City Electric will receive about $43 million in additional annual revenue. The utility had requested a $70.2 million increase that would have boosted a typical monthly residential bill by $9.....

Nat-Grid Increases rates in NY

National Grid cuts $76 million from rate hike request

July 10, 2017

Syracuse -- National Grid on Monday cut nearly $76 million from its request for a $406 million rate hike for electricity and natural gas delivery, saying its expects some of its costs to be lower than it estimated in April.

If the utility company's new, $330.7 million rate increase request is approved by the state Public Service Commission, a residential electricity customer using 600 kilowatt-hours would pay $8.93, or 11 percent, more a month....

PSEG Increases Gas Rates

PSE&G seeks first natural gas rate hike in 9 years

June 1, 2017

Natural gas bills for New Jersey customers of PSE&G could go up an average of $31 next year under the first gas rate hike requested by the utility in nine years.

The gas rate would increase from 34 to 37 cents per therm, the unit used for billing, this fall if approved by state regulators, PSE&G said in a news release. A customer who uses 1,010 therms annually would pay about $5 more in a winter month....

Eversource plans to lower electricity rates for summer

May 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- Monthly Eversource bills could drop 2.7 percent this summer, from $115.38 to $112.29 for an average user of 550 kilowatt-hours of electricity, under rates announced Monday.

Investor-owned utilities like Eversource have lower rates in summer, when the natural gas used to generate most electricity is more plentiful and cheaper...


National Grid seeks ‘significant’ rate hike in Upstate NY; bills would grow 10 percent

Apr 28, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- National Grid today asked state regulators to increase its delivery rates by $326 million a year for electricity and $81 million for natural gas. The rate hikes could have a "significant'' impact on customer bills, company officials said...

Atlantic City Electric seeks $70.2M rate increase

Mar 30, 2017

MAYS LANDING -- Atlantic City Electric customers would see an average 6.6 percent increase in their monthly bills if state regulators approve a $70.2 million rate increase requested by the utility.

The increase, which was submitted to the Board of Public Utilities on Thursday, is needed to fund modernization of the company's power delivery system, ACE officials said....

Bracing for an Eversource rate hike, the attraction of Editas, and more

Mar 14, 2017

The big Rate Shock of 2007 took its toll in the Berkshires. Paper mills were already struggling. But a huge jump in electric rates that year contributed to mill closures and hundreds of lost jobs.

Now, Onyx Specialty Papers president Pat Begrowicz is bracing for another one: This change could cause the electric bills that her Lee factory pays to Eversource to rise 55 percent, from $775,000 in 2016 to $1.2 million in 2019...

Boston Globe

New Yorkers to see higher electric, gas bills under new Con Ed rate plan

Jan 24, 2017

City electric and gas bills will be going up after the Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a new rate plan for Con Edison customers.
Under the plan, the typical monthly electric bill will increase 2.3% in 2017, and 2.4% each of the next two years, according to the PSC. The increases are retroactive to January 1...

Daily News

New Year Means Higher Energy Bills For Displeased PSEG Long Island Customers

Jan 2, 2017

A new year meant a new round of bills, as folks on Long Island began seeing higher charges on their electric statements.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, for the average PSEG Long Island ratepayer, 2017 is starting out with sticker shock in the monthly bill. Each customer saw a near 5 percent increase, double what authorities had announced just two weeks ago....

CBS Local

Heating Bills Will Go Up Across City to Help Pay For Gowanus Cleanup

Dec 16, 2016

GOWANUS — National Grid customers in Brooklyn, Staten Island and parts of Queens will see hikes to their heating bills starting next month, with another rise likely next year due in part to the cleanup of the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal...

Will Trump Send Electricity Bills Soaring?

Nov 29, 2016

After the election of Donald Trump as President, one of the cornerstones of the modern global economic system is being questioned. Trump built his campaign on questioning the status quo, and in economics that has largely meant deriding free trade. This could impact an under-the-radar area of trade between the U.S. and Canada – wholesale electricity...

Renters say rising utility costs trump rising rents

Nov 23, 2016

Renters are more worried about rising utility bills than escalating rents, and they’re willing to pony up more cash to help allay those fears, according to the results of a recent survey...



APR 22, 2016

Foiled before by their performance during Superstorm Sandy, Con Edison is once again seeking to raise electricity and gas rates across New York City and Westchester County...

City and State

Don’t Get Too Used to That Smaller Utility Bill — It Won’t Last

April 4, 2016

Consumers can expect to see the cost of powering appliances and heating their homes rise as wholesale electricity from gas-fired plants, the source of more than one-third of the nation’s power, jumps. Gas prices are projected to advance on growing demand to burn it to generate power...


Why Your Utility Bill’s Still Rising Even When Power’s So Cheap

April 4, 2016

Record-low costs for power in the U.S. haven’t translated into lower monthly payments for consumers. “We’re not really seeing many reductions in electric costs,” Stefanie Brand, a lead advocate for New Jersey consumers. “It’s really not fair to the ratepayers.”...


Con Ed Wants To Jack Up Your Power Bill

Feb 1, 2016

Now Con Ed wants to increase your electricity bill by an average of 5.2%, and your gas bill by an average of 8.2%. Oil and natural gas prices have plunged, but Con Ed says they need the extra $636 million to replace gas pipelines and install “smart meters.”...


Con Edison prices are the highest by any US utility

March 7, 2015

Con Edison’s residential prices are the highest charged by any major US utility — and that’s OK with the state of New York...

New York Post

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