Customers Receive Refunds Under Second Phase Of AG Settlement With Retail Supplier
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that the second phase of a restitution program, part of a previously reported settlement with Viridian Energy LLC, has commenced, with the mailing of additional refund checks
During the first phase of the restitution program, Viridian returned approximately $1.8 million to 20,000 eligible customers across the state. Under the second phase, an independent trustee mailed $921,000 in checks to approximately 11,000 qualifying customers across the state on Feb. 22.
Eligible customers who did not receive a payment in the first two phases will receive a check in the remaining two phases, which are currently scheduled for mid-2019 and early 2020, respectively.
Customers qualify for restitution if they signed up for Viridian’s electricity supply services before May 1, 2018, and:
• Enrolled in a variable-rate contract with Viridian;
• Were automatically renewed from a Viridian fixed-rate contract to a Viridian variable rate contract;
• Enrolled in a contract through door-to-door sales company Platinum Advertising; and/or;
• Enrolled in a fixed-rate contract with a three-year term during the period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.