TONIGHT! hearing! Eversource rate increase proposal to pay for INFRASTRUCTURE, let's make sure it's GREEN!

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Pls show up! write! forward! Coordinate w/Clean Water Action (see Joel's info below), sent through 350MA's MetroWest Node: Metr...@350MA.org

Let's make sure it's GREEN infrastructure!!!

DPU contact: DPU.Rate...@state.ma.us
(617) 443-1117

See hearing schedule below and attached position paper/review from Acadia Center.

"Based on preliminary review,1 several of Eversource¡¦s key proposals in this rate case do not appear consistent withthese concepts. Eversource includes proposals that emphasize utility control over public accountability, elevate shareholder returns over consumer benefits, and establish rate designs that undermine clean energy and consumer control. This document describes key components of Eversource¡¦s rate case proposals, followed by recommended solutions:

  • Revenue reforms should link utility incentives with consumer and environmental goals, rather than
  • providing automatic revenue increases.
  • Utilities should be required to invest in lower cost clean energy alternatives to infrastructure and
  • should not receive exorbitant returns on equity for utility capital investments.
  • Cost recovery for grid modernization investments should be paired with reforms to promote
  • accountability, protect consumers, and optimize investments.
  • Rates should (a) align customer incentives with cost drivers and value provided to the system; (b) be
  • understandable for all customers; and, (c) avoid singling out customers with solar or other
  • distributed generation."
Pls coordinate with Joel (let him know you emailed/called, for example, he's coordinating "action")

Joel Wool
joel Wool <joel...@gmail.com>
Advocate: Energy & EnvironmentClean Water Action
www.cleanwateraction.org/ma/88 Broad St, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02110Cell:
978-697-0361Office: 617-338-8131Fax: 617-338-6449

You could read Acadia Center's brief online: http://acadiacenter.org/document/eversource-rate-case-in-ma-issues-and-solutions/

The hearing dates can also be found in a picture inserted in the body of this message.

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Best,

Joel Wool
Advocate: Energy & Environment
Clean Water Action
 
88 Broad St, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02110
Cell: 978-697-0361 
Office: 617-338-8131
Fax: 617-338-6449

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Eversource MA Rate Case Proposals - DPU 17-05, Acadia Center Review of.pdf

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On 3/22/2017 2:38 PM, Terra wrote:
Pls show up! write! forward! Coordinate w/Clean Water Action (see Joel's info 
below), sent through 350MA's MetroWest Node: Metr...@350MA.org

Let's make sure it's GREEN infrastructure!!!

DPU contact: DPU.Rate...@state.ma.us
(617) 443-1117

See hearing schedule below and attached position paper/review from Acadia Center.

"Based on preliminary review,1 several of Eversource¡¦s key proposals in this 
rate case do not appear consistent withthese concepts. Eversource includes 
proposals that emphasize utility control over public accountability, elevate 
shareholder returns over consumer benefits, and establish rate designs that 
undermine clean energy and consumer control. This document describes key 
components of Eversource¡¦s rate case proposals, followed by recommended solutions:

  * Revenue reforms should link utility incentives with consumer and
    environmental goals, rather than
  * providing automatic revenue increases.
  * Utilities should be required to invest in lower cost clean energy
    alternatives to infrastructure and
  * should not receive exorbitant returns on equity for utility capital investments.
  * Cost recovery for grid modernization investments should be paired with
    reforms to promote
  * accountability, protect consumers, and optimize investments.
  * Rates should (a) align customer incentives with cost drivers and value
    provided to the system; (b) be
  * understandable for all customers; and, (c) avoid singling out customers with
    solar or other
  * distributed generation."

Pls coordinate with Joel (let him know you emailed/called, for example, he's 
coordinating "action")

Joel Wool
joel Wool <joel...@gmail.com>
Advocate: Energy & EnvironmentClean Water Action
www.cleanwateraction.org/ma/88 Broad St, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02110Cell:
978-697-0361Office: 617-338-8131Fax: 617-338-6449

You could read Acadia Center's brief online: 
http://acadiacenter.org/document/eversource-rate-case-in-ma-issues-and-solutions/

The hearing dates can also be found in a picture inserted in the body of this 
message.

eversourcehearings.png

Best,

Joel Wool
Advocate: Energy & Environment
Clean Water Action
www.cleanwateraction.org/ma/ <http://www.cleanwateraction.org/>
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