Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public utilities is hereby authorized and directed to revise the electric rate increase authorized by the department in D.P.U. 88-135/151 and D.P.U. 89-61 to be charged by the Commonwealth Electric Company to the extent necessary to limit the increase to any rate payers, class or classes of rate payers to not more than seven percent per year, such revision to become effective with respect to meter readings made after January 31, 1990; provided, however, that such revision shall not reduce the amount of annual revenues allowed to the Commonwealth Electric Company in D.P.U. 88-135/151 and D.P.U. 89-61; and further provided that this act shall not apply to any increase in the purchased power or fuel cost charges.