National Grid seeks state approval for rate hike to make improvements

National Grid officials say customers could see a $5.35 per month increase for the next two years if the state approves the proposal.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2021, 12:10 AM

Updated 1,066 days ago

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Get ready to possibly pay more for your gas-heating bill. National Grid says it is seeking state approval to raise rates in order to make necessary improvements.
National Grid officials say customers could see a $5.35 per month increase for the next two years if the state approves the proposal.
"The price of energy is always increasing so it's not surprising," says Suzanne Schupert, of Farmingville. "However, it's frustrating because they do have a monopoly on us here on Long Island."
Officials say the increase would pay for system upgrades, efficiency programs and other gas-system improvements.
The public will be allowed to comment, and the Public Service Commission says it will review and analyze the proposal before a decision is made.
Officials say a decision is expected in July.


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