State Regulator Rescinds Request That Retail Energy Suppliers Cease Door-to-Door Marketing
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The Massachusetts DPU has rescinded its prior "request" that retail energy suppliers and marketers cease door-to-door marketing
On March 24, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities had requested that all competitive suppliers and licensed competitive supply brokers cease door-to-door marketing activities until the Department rescinded that request or the state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was lifted, whichever came first. On August 3, 2020, following a significant decrease in COVID-19's rate of transmission, the Department rescinded this initial request. On November 27, 2020 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts saw another spike in COVID-19 cases which led to a second request from the DPU for retail energy suppliers to cease door to door marketing.
The DPU now notes that the Governor of Massachusetts has announced the end of the state of emergency related to COVID-19, effective June 15, 2021.
"Consistent with the requests made in the letter dated November 27, 2020 the Department hereby rescinds the request to cease door-to-door marketing activities coinciding with the June 15, 2021 end of the state of emergency," the DPU said
The DPU cautioned suppliers that, "The Department reminds competitive suppliers and licensed competitive supply brokers that while the request to cease door to door activities will be lifted coinciding with the end of the state of emergency that all Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines must still be followed."