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Information that suppliers must disclose to their customers on a quarterly basis.

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Overview

Competitive suppliers must disclose the following information to customers:

  1. Regional average fuel characteristics
  2. Certain applicable emission rates
  3. Regional average labor characteristics.

Competitive suppliers must provide the disclosure label to their customers on a quarterly basis.  220 CMR 11.06.  The Department created a sample disclosure label front and back in D.P.U. 96-100.  

This page is designed to assist competitive suppliers with preparing their information disclosure label, but does not include all requirements of the regulation.

Competitive supplier power sources

If a competitive supplier’s resource portfolio is associated with specific generating units or known resources, that information shall be used to determine the supply power sources.  A competitive supplier should reference their settled certificates to understand their portfolio fuel mix and emissions. Known resources are those for which a supplier purchases and holds certificates in their NEPOOL GIS account.

If a competitive supplier’s resource portfolio is not associated with specific generating units, the information below shall be used to represent kWh deemed to be derived from system power.  This is the case where a competitive supplier’s NEPOOL GIS account is populated with residual certificates because the competitive supplier does not purchase and hold certificates from specific generators and does not included a supplier’s certificates for RPS compliance.  Those RPS certificates should be incorporated into the data below for accurate disclosure purposes.

Power Source

2018 Percentage

Biomass

2% 

Coal

1%

Hydro: large

5%

Hydro: small

0%

Imported power

21%

Municipal trash

1%

Natural gas

43%

Nuclear

26%

Oil

1%

Other

0%

Solar photovoltaic

0%

Wind

0%

Total

100%

Source:

ISO-NE daily generation by fuel type report

ISO-NE net energy and peak load report

NEPOOL-GIS public reports

Air emissions

Air emissions for 2018 in pounds per megawatt hour.  

Emission rate category

CO 2

NO x

SO2

New England (1)

522

0.40

0.10

Imports (2)

183

0.26

0.23

New unit (3)

895

0.06

0.01

Source:

(1) EPA's Egrid data

(2) DPU based on multiple regional data sources

(3) Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Table 7 of the Footprint Major Comprehensive Air Quality Plan Approval

Pricing

The information disclosure label must include pricing information conforming to the requirements found in 220 CMR 11.06(2)(b).

Customer service information

The information disclosure label must include a toll-free number for customer service and complaints. 220 CMR 11.06(2)(c).

Regional average generation resource labor characteristics

Generating workforce

Output (MWh)

%

With union labor

27,690,474

21.7%

Without union labor

99,902,383

78.3%

TOTAL

127,592,857

100%

Source:

NEPOOL-GIS Public Reports and ISO New England Fuel Mix report. These values are for January 1 through December 31, 2018. Labor characteristics were calculated by dividing the number of certificates identified as union labor on the NEPOOL-GIS 2018 GIS Certificate Statistics – Other Attributes Report by the total number of certificates by fuel from the ISO New England Fuel mix report. Subtracting that number from one results in the union labor percentage.

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