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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2453         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2947

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 reducing the cost of electricity for Massachusetts ratepayers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2453        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2947

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2947) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the cost of electricity for ratepayers.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to reducing the cost of electricity for Massachusetts ratepayers.
 

              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. Section 138 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as amended in chapter 209 of the acts of 2012, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph 4 and inserting, in the place thereof, the following paragraph:—
‘Class I net metering credit’, a credit equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the sum of the distribution company’s: (i) default service kilowatt-hour charge in the ISO-NE load zone where the customer is located; (ii) distribution kilowatt-hour charge; (iii) transmission kilowatt-hour charge; and (iv) transition kilowatt-hour charge; provided, however, that this shall not include the demand side management and renewable energy kilowatt-hour charges set forth in sections 19 and 20 of chapter 25; and provided further, that credit for a Class I net metering facility not using more than 50% of the facility’s on site generation, as compared to the three (3) year average use on the site, shall be equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the monthly basic service price for the applicable rate class; and provided further, that credit for a Class I net metering facility that is not an agricultural net metering facility or is not using solar, anaerobic digestion or wind as its energy source shall be the average monthly clearing price at the ISO-NE.
SECTION 27. Section 138 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 6 and inserting, in the place thereof, the following paragraph:—
‘Class II net metering credit’, a credit equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the sum of the distribution company’s: (i) default service kilowatt-hour charge in the ISO-NE load zone where the customer is located; (ii) distribution kilowatt-hour charge; (iii) transmission kilowatt-hour charge; and (iv) transition kilowatt-hour charge; provided, however, that this shall not include the demand side management and renewable energy kilowatt-hour charges set forth in sections 19 and 20 of chapter 25; and provided, further, that credit for a Class II net metering facility not using more than 50% of the facility’s on site generation, as compared to the three (3) year average use on the site, shall be equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the monthly basic service price for the applicable rate class.
SECTION 28. Section 138 of chapter 164, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 8 and inserting, in the place thereof, the following paragraph:—
‘Class III net metering credit’, a credit equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the sum of the distribution company’s: (i) default service kilowatt-hour charge in the ISO-NE load zone where the customer is located; (ii) transmission kilowatt-hour charge; and (iii) transition kilowatt-hour charge; provided, however, that for a Class III net metering facility of a municipality or other governmental entity, the credit shall be equal to the excess kilowatt-hours multiplied by the sum of (i), (ii) and (iii) and the distribution kilowatt-hour charge; and provided further, that this shall not include the demand side management and renewable energy kilowatt-hour charges set forth in sections 19 and 20 of chapter 25; and provided, further, that credit for a Class III net metering facility not using more than 50% of the facility’s on site generation, as compared to the three (3) year average use on the site, shall be equal to the excess kilowatt-hours by time of use billing period, if applicable, multiplied by the monthly basic service price for the applicable rate class.


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