Amendment #46 to H.4198

Discount to Abutters

Mr. Conroy of Wayland move that the bill be amended adding the following section:

SECTION XX. Section 1F of Chapter 164 is hereby amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection 4(iv) in line 140:

“4(v) The department shall require that distribution companies provide discounted rates for abutters to transmission lines. Said discount shall be in addition to any other reduction in rates for which the customer is eligible. The cost of such discounts shall be included in the rates charged to all other customers of a distribution company. Each distribution company shall guarantee payment to the generation supplier for all power sold to abutters to transmission lines at said discounted rates. “