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NSTAR Electric Rates To Jump 29% In January
Get ready for a major increase come January on your electric bill.
NSTAR has announced that because of a dramatic increase in the price of electricity that it buys, its customers will be paying more....
Spokesman Mike Durand says the rate increase will take effect January 1st and must still be approve…
Fallen Pole Causes Fairhaven Power Outage
A fallen utility pole caused over 1000 Fairhaven homes to lose power Thursday morning.
Sergeant Kevin Kobza says the pole rotted out at the base and fell on to the pumping station on Pilgrim Avenue just before 5:00 a.m.
Nstar spokesperson Kerry Britland says the outage mainly affected the Adams Street…
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, bu…
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.
The Department of Public Utilities fined National Grid $18...
Cape Wind Opponents File Federal Appeal In Lawsuit
A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit.
The town of Barnstable, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local businesses and residents argue in their appeal that the judge was wrong to rule that t…
Possible Scam Sweeping Through Fairhaven
Fairhaven Police are warning of a potential scam that seems to be targeting businesses in the town.
Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says several businesses have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to unpaid bills with NStar Ele…
Cape Cod Ospreys
Utility officials are on the lookout for returning ospreys that nest in the cross arms of utility poles on Cape Cod.
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 $18.7 million for Tropical Storm Irene and a rare October snowstorm…

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