Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Clause (3) of the second paragraph of section 69I of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A description of actions planned to be taken by the company which will affect capacity to meet such needs or requirements, including, but not limited to: expansion, reduction or removal of existing facilities; construction or acquisition of additional facilities; a description of alternatives to planned action such as other methods of generating, manufacturing or storing, other site locations, other sources of electrical power or gas, including facilities which operate on solar or geothermal energy and wind or facilities which operate on the principle of cogeneration or hydrogeneration, and no additional electrical power or gas; a reduction of requirements through load management; a description of the environmental impact of each proposed facility; provided, however, that the above provisions shall not apply to facilities which have been approved as part of a previous long-range forecast or supplement thereto.
SECTION 2. The second paragraph of section 69J of said chapter 164, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "methods", in line 24, the following words:- and include an adequate consideration of conservation and load management.