Service quality guidelines through 2015
Pursuant to G.L. c. 164, section 1E, the DPU established service quality standards in D.T.E. 99-84, later amended in D.T.E. 04-116-C, to ensure that the quality of customer service did not deteriorate with the implementation of a new model of ratemaking, called performance‑based rates. These service quality guidelines were in effect through 2015.
Service quality guidelines as of 2016
Starting 2016, the service quality standards shifted from preventing performance deterioration to requiring improved service quality. The DPU adopted the revised guidelines in D.P.U. 12-120-D. The service quality plans are docketed in D.P.U. 16-08 and can be found here:
Annual service quality reports
The electric companies file their service quality annual reports (SQAR) in compliance with D.T.E. 04-116 every year on March 1st. The SQARs are docketed as follows:
|XX-SQ-10||Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil|
|XX-SQ-11||Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a National Grid|
|XX-SQ-12||Nantucket Electric Company d/b/a National Grid|
|XX-SQ-13||NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy|
|XX-SQ-14||Western Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy|
To access all document filings, please visit the file room and type the case number, replacing the first two digits in a case number with the relevant year’s last two digits.