Eversource was criticized at another public hearing in Western Massachusetts for a proposed rate hike increase on Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities ordered a second hearing at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield after Eversource adjusted its proposed increase in June.
The average customer would see a monthly increase of about 12 dollars.
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer called the utility's request "obscenely greedy" and other state representatives joined a chorus of calls to have the state reject it.
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