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Sep 30, 2014 11:19 PM

Liberty Utilities’ electric customers face huge rate increase Nov. 1

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CONCORD – The state Public Utilities Commission has granted Liberty Utilities’ request to sharply increase its rates for the roughly 42,500 electric customers it serves in New Hampshire. The increase, which kicks in Nov. 1, ranges from 39 percent to 59 percent depending on each customer’s class and usage, according to the petition filed by Liberty Utilities. The jump for most customers will hover around 47 percent, which means they can expect to pay about $50 more per month through the winter. While Liberty Utilities is the Nashua area’s chief supplier of natural gas, its electricity division, the former Granite State Electric, serves 23 towns, including Derry, Pelham, Windham and Salem. Its chief electric customer base is in the state’s Upper Valley region and northwestern Cheshire County. The company blames a predicted shortfall in winter gas supplies for the rate increase.


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