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Public Decries QFs for EMF and High Rates

Fortnightly Magazine - May 15 1995

mandated purchase of QF power at the rate set by the DPU could cost ratepayers up to $290 million over the life of the contract. The court ordered the DPU to reopen the case to review the utility's avoided costs, finding that it could not rely on an earlier ruling that changes in a purchasing utility's avoided costs are irrelevant once a nonutility generator submits a bid to supply power and a ceiling price is assigned. Boston Edison Co. v. Massachusetts Department of Pub. Utilities, No. SJC06745, Mar. 16, 1995 (Mass.D.P.U.).

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