National Grid files for winter rate hikes

WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders could again be paying more for electricity this winter. In filings this week with the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, National Grid, the state’s largest utility company, is seeking approval for proposed electricity rate increases that would go into effect in October. The company said the higher rates are needed to pay for…

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