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DPU Enhances Municipal Aggregation Process  

7/09/2024 Department of Public Utilities

New order simplifies the approval process to improve efficiency and efficacy of future programs

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Healey-Driscoll Office of Energy Transformation Announces Advisory Board and Focus on Peaker Plants, Everett LNG Terminal, and Affordability  

7/03/2024 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The Energy Transformation Advisory Board will include utilities, fossil fuel workers, business groups, technology providers and innovators, and environmental justice advocates, among others

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DPU Issues Order on Low-Income Solar Access  

6/04/2024 Department of Public Utilities

The new order provides equitable access to solar energy and affordability to low-income and environmental justice populations

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DPU Joins Dig Safe Awareness National Campaign  

4/18/2024 Department of Public Utilities

Governor Healey signs proclamation declaring April as Dig Safe Month

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DPU Updates Net Metering Regulations  

2/16/2024 Department of Public Utilities

The new order will allow for more Massachusetts residents, businesses, and government-owned facilities to realize savings from solar energy, potentially $10 million or more annually

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DPU Approves 13 Municipal Aggregations Plans  

1/11/2024 Department of Public Utilities

The issued orders allow 13 municipalities across Massachusetts to bring competitively priced electricity to customers

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DPU Issues Notice of Investigation on Energy Affordability for Massachusetts Ratepayers  

1/04/2024 Department of Public Utilities

The new inquiry will assess the issues, barriers, and possible solutions to high energy costs faced by Massachusetts residents

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Department of Public Utilities Issues Order 20-80  

12/06/2023 Department of Public Utilities

With Order 20-80, the DPU will no longer allow cost recovery for gas infrastructure without proof that non-gas alternatives were considered or for the promotion of natural gas expansion

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DPU Orders Schedule Changes to Basic Service Rates 

9/05/2023 Department of Public Utilities

New schedule separates the most expensive winter months into two periods, which is expected to reduce large swings in seasonal electric supply rates

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DPU to Establish Streamlined Process for Review of Municipal Aggregation Plans 

8/15/2023 Department of Public Utilities

New simplified process and rules will accelerate the Department’s review of municipal aggregation plans and enhance consumer protections

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Department of Public Utilities Joins National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Safe Digging Practices 

4/13/2023 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Department of Public Utilities Approves Reductions to National Grid’s Basic Service Rates 

3/21/2023 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Approval will Result in Lower Electric Utility Bills for National Grid Customers Starting May 1st

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Names Jamie Van Nostrand, Staci Rubin, Cecile Fraser to DPU 

3/15/2023 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Appointments charged with creating a “21st Century DPU”

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Department of Public Utilities Approves Reductions to Winter Gas Supply Rates 

2/02/2023 Department of Public Utilities

Approval will result in lower utility bills for Massachusetts gas customers over the winter months