New Hampshire lawmakers are undertaking an effort to make electric bills easier to understand and bring increased clarity and transparency. SB 170 would require the PUC to redesign the billing format for residential electric bills and the PUC website. As outlined in a recent article in the New Hampshire Union Leader, proposed changes include but are not limited to:
*Include the term and expiration date of the rate
*include the term and expiration date of the rate
*the cancellation fee, if one applies
*People buying a variable rate from a competitive supplier would have to be notified on their bill of the fact that they purchased a variable rate
*The same bill would have to inform the consumer of the default service rate offered by the regulated utility
At ENH Powwer we are still reviewing some of the specifics of the proposed legislation, including long term impact especially in the areas of technology.
As far as rate transparency and educating about energy choice, ENH Power built its customer base of nearly 47,000 customers by exceeding industry norms and expectations. We encourage any review of legislation that makes it clear what is expected of supply companies, utilities and consumers.
In other states in which we do business, including Maine as Electricity Maine and Massachusetts as Provider Power Mass, where we have a combined 150,000 additional customers, we have been vocal about our support for rule changes that balances the rights of consumers with the ability of reputable electricity supply companies to be competitive.
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