New License Applications:

Competitive Suppliers

Competitive Supplier License Application for New Applicants  docx format of Competitive Supplier New License Application
(version Nov. 26, 2013)

Electricity Brokers

Electricity Broker License Application for New Applicants  docx format of Electricity Broker New License Application
(version Nov. 26, 2013)


License Renewals:

Competitive Suppliers

Competitive Supplier License Application Renewal  docx format of Competitive Supplier License Application Renewal
(version Nov. 26, 2013)

Electricity Brokers

Electricity Broker License Application Renewal  docx format of Electricity Broker License Application Renewal
(version Nov. 26, 2013)


I. Instructions:

The Competitive Supplier and Electricity Broker license applicants must submit $100 with their applications (new applications and renewals).  Please submit an original, one copy, and an electronic copy on CD-ROM formatted for Microsoft Word to:

Mark D. Marini, Secretary
Department of Public Utilities
One South Station, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

For both new and renewal applications, the Department will only accept applications which use the latest documents (above).  Furthermore, for license renewals, the application must be filled out in its entirety; the Department will not accept statements in the application and/or cover letters stating that there has been no change since the Applicant’s submission from the previous year.  

The Applicant must file updated information to the Department within 30 days of any material change in the information required by 220 C.M.R. § 11.05(2)


II. Motion for Protective Treatment

Pursuant to 220 C.M.R. 1.04(5)(e) pdf format of 220 C.M.R. § 1.00
, documents in the possession of the Department are presumed to be public records. To overcome this presumption and protect information from public disclosure, a party must file with the Department a written motion for a protective order. If no such motion is made at the time the record is filed with the Department, the Department may make the information available to the public without further notice.

The party moving for a protective order shall substantiate its motion, which shall be treated as a public record, with the following information:

  1. The time period for which confidential treatment is desired (Note:  Generally, the Department will only grant motions that request confidential treatment for a period of three to five years.  At the expiration of that time period, the moving party may submit an additional motion requesting that the confidential treatment be extended.  Motions requesting confidential treatment for an indefinite period of time, or in perpetuity, will generally not be granted);
  2. The reason the record was provided to the Department, and the date of submittal;
  3. A precise description of the information to be protected;
  4. The reasons for the claim of confidentiality, including proof that an exemption to public disclosure applies (Note:  A general statement that the information is competitively sensitive is not sufficient to meet the Department’s standard of review);
  5. Proof of the harm of public disclosure;
  6. The extent to which the record or its contents has been disclosed to other persons or to federal, state and local agencies, including the status of any requests for confidentiality; and
  7. A certification to the best of the moving party’s knowledge, information and belief, that the information is not customarily available in the public domain.

In conjunction with a motion for protection from public disclosure, the moving party must submit one unredacted copy of the materials for which protection is sought. The unredacted copy should be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with the words “CONFIDENTIAL” on the outside of the envelope as well as on each page of the materials.

The moving party must also file a redacted (or public) copy of the materials marked “REDACTED.” The redacted copy will be filed in the public docket and made available to the general public.  Redactions on the public copy of the materials must be selective.  The moving party may not redact entire exhibits or pages of information.  Further, the moving party may only redact information that has been proven as confidential in the Motion.


This information is provided by the Department of Public Utilities