Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
The order approves the merger of NSTAR and Northeast Utilities. The merger includes the Department of Energy Resources' (DOER) settlement that requires NSTAR Electric to enter into a 15-year long-term renewable power contract (PPA) with Cape Wind for 129MW of output capacity (equivalent to 27.5% of Cape Wind's total capacity). The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) intends to review the PPA in a separate docket (D.P.U. 12-30) to determine whether it comports with the Green Communities Act.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012