NSTAR Gas Files for First Distribution Rate Increase in 24 years
For the first time in over two decades, NSTAR Gas today filed a proposed increase in the rates it charges to deliver natural gas to local homes and businesses. The proposal, which would allow for continued investment in the safety and reliability of the underground gas network, would raise the average residential heating customer’s monthly bill by 12 percent, or $11.95. As part of the 2012 merger agreement between Northeast Utilities, NSTAR and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the new rates would not go into effect until 2016. More.
Bill's Bright Ideas:
Light Up the Holidays Safely & Efficiently
Though some of the holiday ornaments and decorations you unpack every year may be irreplaceable, those holiday lights you string year after year are likely very inefficient. So it might be best to keep those old holiday lights in the box. More.
Recent Press Releases:
NSTAR and WMECo Crews Headed to Help Restore Power in Vermont
A total of 30 workers from NSTAR and Western Massachusetts Electric Company left for Vermont earlier today in response to a call for assistance from Green Mountain Power. GMP currently has over 22,000 customers without power as the result of the most recent snow storm to hit New England. More.
NSTAR is Ready for Pre-Thanksgiving Storm
As a winter storm makes its way up the East Coast, NSTAR is prepared to safely and quickly respond to any power outages that might occur. While the storm’s forecast varies across NSTAR’s service area, come wind, rain or snow, the company and its workers will be up to the task. More.
NSTAR Electric Files New Six-Month Supply Rate
Citing a dramatic increase in the price of electricity NSTAR buys on behalf of customers, the company today filed for an increase in its Basic Service supply rate that would become effective on January 1st. The current spike in electricity prices stems from widely publicized constraints in the existing pipelines that bring natural gas to regional generating companies. More.
NSTAR Suggests Energy Efficiency as First Line of Defense Against this Winter’s Rising Rates
With the expected rise in electricity prices this winter, NSTAR wants customers to know there are several options available to reduce the amount of energy they use to help keep bills in check. The company also offers budget billing, as well as savings programs specifically designed for income-eligible customers. More.