By Dan Allegretti
After nearly three years of asserting that utility basic service is always a better deal for residential consumers than retail choice, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey just proved herself spectacularly wrong. Here’s what happened.
On October 22, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved a settlement agreement between electric utility company Unitil and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office setting Unitil’s basic service rates. These are the rates paid by Unitil delivery customers who do not choose to buy electricity from a retail provider.