Amendment #8 to H4739

Equipment to view energy usage

Mr. Goldstein-Rose of Amherst moves to amend the bill by inserting the following section –

“SECTION 5. Every utility in Massachusetts shall install equipment or create systems to enable all electricity and natural gas customers in Massachusetts to view their real-time energy consumption, and shall create websites, mobile phone applications, or standalone mobile machines that shall be available by January 1, 2020 to all customers for free to view their real-time energy consumption and price information. Such equipment or systems shall also enable the implementation of real-time or time-varying rates for electricity consumption by all customers.”