A hearing on a proposed rate hike by National Grid that would increase residential delivery charges by 17.5 percent will be held on Aug. 1 at the Central Library.
The hearing, conducted by the state Public Service Commission, will be split into two sessions. An afternoon session, with an information session at 2 p.m. and then public comments at 3 p.m., will be followed by an evening session, with a 6 p.m. informational presentation and public comments at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the gallery conference room of the downtown library, One Lafayette Square.
Delivery charges account for more than half of a typical customer's monthly bill. The actual cost of electricity used by consumers is not marked up by National Grid.