Cape Light Compact Answers AG’s Request

energy efficient lightbulbBARNSTABLE – In answer to a request from the Attorney General, Cape Light Compact has released additional documents having to do with its power contracts.

The Compact also recently began posting line-by-line revenues and expenditures on its website.

The agency stated the release of the documents is part of its efforts to increase transparency. Critics of the agency have complained about the lack of access to documents from the agency.

Compact Administrator Margaret Downey said, “For the past few months, we’ve been engaged in what should be a simple process for review and approval of our Aggregation Plan at the Department of Public Utilities. The Attorney General has sought to expand the scope of the proceeding in an effort to resolve questions of law that go far beyond the Compact. The DPU has told the Attorney General in similar proceedings that the matters of law they seek to address don’t belong in an Aggregation Plan proceeding.

“In the spirit of cooperation, we have offered to sit down with the Attorney General and her staff and provide answers to all of their questions outside of oru DPU proceeding, but thus far the Attorney General has not responded to the Compact’s offer to meet.

“The lack of a response from the Attorney General ha allowed critics to mischaracterize what is going on as the Cape Light Compact ‘stonewalling’ the Attorney General and refusing to provide infomration in the DPU case. To end the mischaracterization of what is happening, we have posted information in response to all of the Attorney General’s questions on our website.

“We have also delivered the 525-page document to the Attorney General’s office.”

Downey continued, “We’re waiting for the DPU to tell us whether or not the information contained inthe answeres we’ve posted online should be included in the DPU’s current proceeding–this past decisions have excluded similar information. It’s the DPU’s decision to make, but, in the meantime, we’re happy to provide the information the Attorney General’s office has asked for outside of the proceeding.”

Cape Light Compact is an energey services organization operated by teh 21 towns and two coutnies on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of energy efficiency programs, consumer advocacy and competitive electricity supply and green power options.
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