Nuclear Subsidies, Tax Bill Top NJ Rate Watchdog's Agenda

Law360 (March 2, 2018, 1:58 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel will be busy going to bat for utility ratepayers in the coming months by fighting legislation calling for a $300 million subsidy for Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.'s nuclear plants and hunting for savings that utilities may owe consumers in the wake of recent federal tax legislation, according to division Director Stefanie Brand.

Ratepayers can likewise count on the division to scrutinize requests by PSEG and New Jersey American Water for rate increases, according to Brand, the attorney who has helmed the agency for 11 years and through three gubernatorial administrations. Also on the schedule...

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