Berkshire Gas Rate Hike (DPU 18-40)

DPU Order of Notice

Order of Notice; Notice of Filing, Public Hearings, Procedural Conference and Request for Comments. By Mark D. Marini, Secretary, May 31, 2018



The Department has scheduled public hearings to receive comments on the Company’s proposal as follows:

July 11, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Greenfield Middle School, Auditorium
195 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA

July 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Berkshire Community College
Boland Theatre (Koussevitzky Building)
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA

Persons interested in commenting on the Company’s filing may appear at any of the public hearings or may file written comments by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on July 31, 2018.

Written comments, petitions for leave to intervene or to participate, and comments on the Attorney General’s notice of retention of experts and consultants should be addressed to: Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, MA 02110. Receipt by the Department, not mailing, constitutes filing.

» See instructions for submitting comments electronically in the Notice of Filing.

» See talking points and ideas for alternatives
We’ll be updating this as we continue to pour through the application.

Intervention deadline was June 26, 2018.

May 17, 2018

• Initial Filing – Book I – Transmittal Documents

• Initial Filing – Book II. Case Overview and Policy:
Testimony of Karen L. Zink. Revenue Requirements: Testimony, Exhibits and Workpapers of Daniel S. Dane and Adam Danner.

Initial Filing – Book III – Rate Base Additions:
Testimony and Exhibits of David M. Grande.
• Initial Filing – Book IV – Depreciation:
Testimony and Exhibits of John J. Spanos. Lead/Lag Study: Testimony and Exhibits of Harold Walker, III. Capital Structure/ROE: Testimony and Exhibits of Ann E. Bulkley.
• Initial Filing – Book V – Rate Plan:
Testimony and Exhibits of Karen L. Zink, Jason N. Rauch and Gregg H. Therrien. Compensation/Benefits/Pensions/Incentive Compensation: Testimony and Exhibits of Angel Bruno. Shared Services/Allocations, Business Plan for Integrating Information Systems: Testimony and Exhibits of Steven P. Favuzza.
• Initial Filing – Book VI – Allocated Cost of Service Study:
Testimony of David A. Heintz. Marginal Cost of Service Study: Testimony of Melissa F. Bartos. Rate Design Penel: Testimony of Jennifer M. Boucher and Gregg Therrien.
• Initial Filing – Book VII – Required Filing Documents



Attorney General’s Notice of Intervention and Appearance of Counsel for Matthew Saunders, Joseph Rogers, and Ashley Gagnon, May 18, 2018

Files: AGO_Int_App_Cnal_5-18-18.pdf

Petition to Intervene of the Department of Energy Resources. Notice of Appearance of Counsel for Colin P. Carroll, Robert H. Hoaglund II, and Rachel Graham Evans, June 18, 2018

Files: DOER_Int_App_Cnsl_6-18-18.pdf

Petition to Intervene of the Low-Income Weatherization and Fuel Assistance Program Network. By Jerrold Oppenheim, June 19, 2018
Full set of documents available at DPU File Room, Search Docket By Number 18-40

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