Amendment #2 to H4739
Monthly Minimum Reliability Contribution
Mr. Arciero of Westford moves to amend the bill by adding after section 5, the following sections:
SECTION 6. Subsection (j) of section 139 of chapter 164, as so appearing, is amended by inserting after the word “charges”, in line 85, the second time it appears, the following words:- “, including demand charges as part of a monthly minimum reliability contribution except as authorized under subsection (j).”
SECTION 7. Subsection (j) of section 139 of said chapter 164, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “system”, in line 150, the following words:- “; provided, however, that a distribution company shall not assess a demand charge unless it is a charge based on demand during a predetermined portion of the hours of a day defined as peak hours of system demand and unless the distribution company has informed all of its customers of the manner in which any such demand charges are assessed; and provided further, that a distribution company shall only assess a demand charge if metering functionality or technology is available to the customer at a reasonable cost to provide the customer with near real time access to electricity usage data.”
SECTION 8. Subsection (j) of section 139 of chapter 164, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 175 through 177, inclusive, the words “; provided that, the date designated by the department shall be not later than December 31, 2018.”
SECTION 9. Sections 6, 7 and 8 shall apply to any monthly minimum reliability contribution, including a monthly minimum reliability contribution approved by the department of public utilities to take effect on or before December 31, 2018. Any monthly minimum reliability contribution approved by the department of public utilities prior to the effective date of this section and said Sections 6, 7 and 8 that does not meet the requirements of said sections shall be refiled for review and approval by the department before taking effect.