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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2270         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2616


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 Studying Electricity Reliability.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr


George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2270        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2616

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2616) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to directing the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to study the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3085 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act Relative to Studying Electricity Reliability.

              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of housing and economic development shall conduct a study to examine the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity. The study shall include, but not be limited to: an analysis of the economic and reliability implications of implementation of administrative, regulatory and legislative rulemaking as it pertains to electricity; and the implications, economic and otherwise of reaching the administration’s goals relating to zero net energy growth, greenhouse gas reductions or scheduled increases in renewable power, demand resources and energy efficiency. The study shall be completed with stakeholder input, including representatives from various sectors of the Massachusetts economy. The study shall be completed and submitted to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities, and energy no later than December 31, 2011.

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