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Eversource plans to lower electricity rates for summer

May 08, 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 02, 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

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

Apr 04, 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.”…


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

Apr 04, 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…


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