HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2976        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2849

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul Brodeur

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to utility data transparency and access.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Jose F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2976        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2849

By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2849) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to utility data transparency and access.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to utility data transparency and access.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1: The General Laws as they appear in the official 2012 version are hereby amended by adding the following section to Chapter 25:-

Section 23 – Municipal access to energy consumption data

Section 23 (a.) Upon written request to the department from a municipal official, the utilities regulated by the department shall make available the following data:

(1.)Aggregate annual energy consumption data by municipality for each of the residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal sectors in that municipality for up to 5 prior years;

(2.)Anonymized annual energy consumption data by household at the zip code level for up to 5 prior years;

(3.)Anonymized annual energy consumption data by household at the census tract level for up to 5 prior years ;

(4.)Daily 15-minute peak demand data for commercial and municipal buildings for up to one prior year; and

(5.)Aggregate daily 15-minute peak demand data for the residential sector for up to one prior year.

(b.) The utility shall acknowledge the written request for data within 5 working days, and respond with the requested data within 21 working days. The department shall define special measures for expedited data delivery to municipalities as well as avenues for recourse if the data is not delivered within the parameters established herein.

(c.) The department may promulgate rules and regulations, as necessary, for the implementation of this section.