Massachusetts Town Seeks Investigation of Power Line Management By National Grid

November 16, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
November 16, 2021

The Town of Hull, Mass., recently filed a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) asking the DPU to open an investigation into the manner in which National Grid has managed the two electric lines that provide electricity to Hull.

The filing asks the DPU initiate a full investigation regarding National Grid’s failure to follow good utility standards in maintaining the two lines.

The petition also asks the DPU to order National Grid to upgrade the lines and associated facilities at National Grid’s expense. 

In addition, the petition requests that National Grid be ordered to reimburse Hull Light $3.1 million Hull Light has expended to protect residents and businesses from National Grid’s failure to exercise proper care for the lines. 

Expense reimbursement includes the cost Hull Light has made and continues to make to have generators during winter months because of what the utility says is the precarious nature of National Grid’s electric supply lines to Hull. 

The petition is available here.

 

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