State senators are becoming increasingly skeptical of a utility merger
agreement that they say fails to adequately reimburse ratepayers. On Thursday, senators turned their fire on the Shumlin administration’s
top utility regulator.
growing number of lawmakers are questioning the fairness of a deal supported by
Governor Peter Shumlin and Green Mountain Power over how to return $21 million to CVPS ratepayers as part of the GMP/CVPS merger.
question of whether CVPS should rebate $21 million directly to
ratepayers has become an issue involving the complex world
of utility rate making and the relationship between the Legislature and the
Public Service Board.