Boston-based NSTAR and Northeast Utilities of Hartford disclosed plans Monday for a $17.5 billion merger that would make the new company one of the largest utilities in the country. The combined company, which will be called Northeast Utilities, will have nearly 3.5 million electric and gas customers and will operate six regulated utilities in three states.
But what does this mean for the consumer?
- Curt Nickisch, WBUR business and technology reporter
This program aired on October 18, 2010.