2014 Emera Distribution Rate Case

In 2014, Bill Harwood and Nora Healy represented Emera in a rate case, in which the MPUC approved an 8.68% increase in distribution rates. The case involved numerous intervenors, including the Public Advocate and a number of Emera Maine customers. Significant issues in the case involved depreciation rates, return on equity, extraordinary storm costs and vegetation management expenses and the allocation of certain costs between distribution and transmission. In a creative resolution, Emera Maine settled the distribution rate case and two pending stranded cost rate cases in a comprehensive, MPUC-approved stipulation.