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Power Restored Across Downtown Providence

Power has been restored across downtown Providence after a squirrel got into equipment at an electric substation causing an outage that darkened city hall, federal and state courthouses, and businesses with thousands of workers

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NStar Rates Will Likely Increase

National Grid is announcing rate increases up to 37% more than a customer's typical bill.

NStar customers may be in for similar increases as well. NStar spokesman Mike Durand tells WBSM News with more coal-fired power plants across the region closing, the demand for natural gas is quite high, but the infrastructure needs serious updates to meet the demand

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Massachusetts Electric Rates Shoot Up 37 Percent

Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter.

State regulators have approved a 37 percent increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer

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Court Reduces Fines Against Utilities For Storms

The state's highest court has reduced penalties imposed against two electric utilities by Massachusetts regulators for their poor responses to a pair of 2011 storms that left hundreds of thousands of customers without power for days

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Mass. Utilities Argue Against DPU Fines

The state's highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

The state Department of Public Utilities fined National Grid $18

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Strike Looms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utility workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are close to going on strike. 

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Keating Continues Criticism Of NSTAR Storm Response

 

Mass. Congressman William Keating says NSTAR needs to be more transparent when it comes to communicating with the general public after major storms. 

Speaking on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program on Thursday, Keating said he beleives the public wants more information from its utility company, especially in emergencies.

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National Grid Massachusetts Power Outage Map

The weather outside is certainly frightful, and with this weather brings power outages. We have a current map of the National Grid outages from around the Southcoast and the rest of Massachusetts.

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Energy Regulators Fine Utilities $25 Million For Response To 2011 Storms

 

State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for ``systematic and fundamental failures'' in their response to two major storms in 2011.
 
    The penalties were announced Tuesday by the Department of Public Utilities after a yearlong investigation.
 

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