NH Public Utilities Commission approves Unitil rate increase

Unitil customers can expect to pay around $100 more per month from December after a supply rate increase was approved on Friday afternoon. The Public Utilities Commission approved the increase after a hearing earlier today. The approved rate means the typical month-to-month bill will go from $132 to $234, an increase of about 77%. During the hearing, the Department of Energy agreed that the new rate is consistent with the competitive market. “The dramatic price increases this year reflect continued market volatility and high natural gas and electricity prices as winter approaches across the country,” said Matthew Young, attorney for the Department of Energy. But the Office of the Consumer Advocate said it still had concerns, saying the rate hike would significantly affect residents’ quality of life. Unitil spokesman Alec O’Meara said the company understood the seriousness of the situation and wanted to make sure customers knew there were ways to get help. said. “It’s a place to really understand this issue. We’re all going to be looking at it throughout the winter. If you have any concerns, if you need help, you can go there to find information. ” The new rate will come into effect on December 1.

Unitil customers can expect to pay around $100 more per month from December after a supply rate increase was approved on Friday afternoon.

The Public Utilities Commission approved the increase after a hearing earlier today.

The approved rate means the typical monthly bill will go from $132 to $234, an increase of approximately 77%.

During the hearing, the Department of Energy agreed that the new rate is consistent with the competitive market.

“The dramatic price increases this year reflect continued market volatility and high natural gas and electricity prices as winter approaches across the country,” said Department of Health attorney Matthew Young. ‘Energy.

But the Office of the Consumer Advocate said it still had concerns, saying the rate hike would significantly affect residents’ quality of life.

Unitil spokesman Alec O’Meara said the company understood the seriousness of the situation and wanted to make sure customers knew there were ways to get help.

“Go to unitil.com. We have as many resources as possible there,” O’Meara said. “It’s a place to really understand this issue. We’re all going to be looking at it throughout the winter. If you have any concerns, if you need help, you can go there to find information. “

The new rate will come into effect on December 1.

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