The State Public Service Commission has approved a rate hike for National Grid customers that will phased in over a three year period.
Starting April 1st, customers can expect to see a $ 3 increase to average monthly gas and electric bills.
In the second and third years, bills will go up an average of $ 6 a month.
The increase is lower than what National Grid was seeking.
In a statement, National Grid's New York president, Ken Daly, says this will provide the cash the utility needs to upgrade its electric and gas lines, and maintain service standards.
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