WMECO customers to see lower bills
SPRINGFIELD — Residential customers of Western Massachusetts Electric Co. can expect to see their monthly bills drop 13 to 15 percent starting July 1.
The cuts approved by state utilities regulators will last six months and would mean a $5.90 reduction in the monthly bill of customers who use 600 kilowatt hours per month.
The cut also applies to small commercial and industrial customers.
Medium and large commercial and industrial customers will see a slight increase.
WMECO president and Peter Clarke says in a statement that a decrease in the price of natural gas used to generate electricity is the reason for the decline.
WMECO, an operating company of Northeast Utilities, has about 210,000 customers in 59 western Massachusetts communities.