2012 Summit Natural Gas of Maine Rate Plan

In 2012 and 2013, Bill Harwood and Katie Gray provided counsel to Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc., Maine’s newest natural gas local distribution company, before the Maine Public Utilities Commission with regard to Summit’s alternative rate plan, ARP. The ten-year rate plan provides for annual rate adjustments during the course of the ARP, return-on-equity sharing provisions, the authority to enter into special rate agreements without prior Commission approval, recovery of natural gas conversion rebate costs, and a service line installation policy and metrics. The ARP was part of a larger proceeding in which Summit obtained the Commission’s unanimous approval to begin providing service in Maine despite the opposition of an existing Maine gas utility.