Upton Town Manager Blythe Robinson recently noted disappointing news from National Grid. “The supply charge for electricity for residential customers has been approved for the winter months. The rate will be rising to 13.1 cents/kwh, that combined with the transmission and distribution charges will peg the total rate at 18.2 cents. This is three cents less than last winter, but still a big jump from the summer rate which was about 9.2 cents for just the generated power,” said Robinson.
Does this include the new gas tax that Governor Baker is proposing be added to our electric bills to pay for the new, larger gas pipeline Spectra is trying to install between here and West Boylston, or will that be in addition to the increase described in this article?