New England families planning their heating budget this winter might be in for a shock.
Even if we're spared the frigid temperatures we saw last winter — and, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "nothing indicates we'll see a repeat" of the dreaded polar vortex — utilities companies like National Grid are still planing to raise electricity rates for the winter season by 37 percent.
WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer finds out what's behind those price hikes.
- "Being stuck at the end of the pipeline has always put us at a disadvantage. But we’re about to feel the pain in a way that we’ve never quite felt before."
This segment aired on October 27, 2014.