SECTION 1: The General Laws as they appear in the official 2014 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.
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