Massachusetts Sets Guidelines for Incentive Regulation

Fortnightly Magazine - June 15 1995
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Citing a growing trend toward competition in the electric and gas industries, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued guidelines for the development of incentive regulation proposals by energy utilities in the state. The DPU ruled that proposed incentive plans should: 1) be consistent with existing regulation; 2) compliment the trend toward competition and a market-based approach to utility operations; 3) maintain system integrity, reliability, and customer-service standards; 4) strive to conform to existing policy objectives, including DSM and low income rates; 5) reward utility performance and cost savings, but also address recovery of
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