National Grid ready to raise rates

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National Grid is in the process of attempting to up its delivery rates for electricity by over $325 million and by $80 million for gas.

If granted, that means electric customers could pay 14 percent more on their bills, 15 percent for gas customers.

According to, National Grid intendes to impliment the increases over a three-year period.

Still, even with that delay, by the time the rate hikes hit their intended goals, a typical household would end up paying about $180 more per year to keep the lights on and the heat running.

The Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposal, which if granted, would mean the increases would take effect in April of 2018.

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