Important Information about Eversource Rate Case
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Important Update on Eversource's Rate Increase and
Upcoming Public Hearing

Important Information

As you may be aware, Eversource filed a rate case on January 17, 2017 with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). This is Eversource's first fully litigated rate case since the 1980's and will determine the charges Eversource is allowed to impose on the distribution (delivery) side of the electric bill. This rate case is going to affect ALL residents and businesses on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

Eversource filed revisions to their plan on June 1, which now includes a $30 million cost shift to Eastern MA residential customers from Western MA customers. This proposed increase also includes a cost-shift from Eastern MA commercial customers to Eastern MA residential customers. 

This is cross-subsidization and the Compact does not support this. Costs incurred for services provided to Western MA customers and Eastern MA businesses, should not be borne by Eastern MA residential customers.

Due to the significance of this change and other changes that were proposed, the DPU will be holding another public hearing and comment period. 

Public Hearing
Wednesday August 2 at 7:00 pm
Cape Cod Community College - Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable

If you are not able to attend the hearing, you can submit written comments (via mail or email) to the DPU by 8/31. Visit our website for instructions on how to submit.

We encourage you to voice your concerns with this latest proposal from Eversource.

Important Points

The Compact has put together some specific information for residential customers that you may use for the public hearing or in your written comments.

The Compact has created a web page with this information, as well as links to the filing and other documents that you may review.

Again, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with what is being proposed, and attend the upcoming public hearing. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the Compact at 508-375-6644 or by email.

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