Filings to state utility regulators dispute benefits of Narragansett Electric sale

STATE UTILITY REGULATORS will start a series of hearings on the proposed sale of Narragansett Electric Co. from National Grid to PPL Corp. on Dec. 13, with a final decision expected in February 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARK S. MURPHY
PROVIDENCE - Whether selling the state’s primary utility business to new, out-of-state owners is a benefit or a danger to its 780,000 Rhode Island customers depends on whom you ask. PPL Corp., the Pennsylvania-based company under agreement to buy Narragansett Electric Co. from National Grid, touted its experience in Pennsylvania and Kentucky to update aging…

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