Acadia Center’s reply comments focused on the joint proposal by National Grid, Eversource, and Unitil.

Acadia Center believes the performance metrics proposed in the joint proposal offer a useful, but relatively limited, starting point in thinking about how best to track progress in the Companies’ grid modernization investments. We recommends that the DPU identify specific performance targets for many of the metrics that are currently listed as N/A in the joint proposal, or to identify a timeline for implementing targets after sufficient data has been collected. Acadia Center also strongly agrees with the statement from the Attorney General’s Office that the Department should “direct the Companies to develop and propose performance metrics that measure whether customers are actually receiving the projected benefits from the Companies’ grid-facing investments.

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