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April 24, 2017
Time to Hit the Reset Button on Utility Distribution Company Ratemaking
For years, many have been lamenting the ever-increasing number of rate mechanisms which fall outside of the base rate review process for utility distribution companies. There are roughly a dozen reconciliation charges, trackers and automatic adjustment charges on the bill for each gas and electric utility. Call them what you will, they all do the same thing: allow utilities to recover 100 percent of certain costs of providing service separate from their total cost of service. This is a problem because as individual costs are pulled out of th
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Who We Are PowerOptions is a nonprofit energy buying consortium that delivers cost savings and predictability to nonprofits and the public sector in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. With nearly 500 members, our collective strength yields optimal pricing and stability for our entire membership of organizations both large and small. Our Mission PowerOptions was formed to help nonprofits consolidate their energy buying influence. Since 1998, our mission has been to save members time and mone...