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National Grid Group PLC – ‘U-1/A’ on 7/12/99 – EX-99.2

On:  Monday, 7/12/99   ·   Accession #:  898080-99-207   ·   File #:  70-09473

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  As Of                Filer                Filing    For·On·As Docs:Size              Issuer               Agent

 7/12/99  National Grid Group PLC           U-1/A                  6:192K                                   Dewey & Leboeuf LLP

Pre-Effective Amendment to Application or Declaration   —   Form U-1
Filing Table of Contents

Document/Exhibit                   Description                      Pages   Size 

 1: U-1/A       Pre-Effective Amendment to Application or             63    169K 
 2: EX-99.1     Exhibit D-1.2                                         11±    38K 
 3: EX-99.2     Exhibit D-3.2                                          3     11K 
 4: EX-99.3     Exhibit D-6.2                                         14     32K 
 5: EX-99.4     Exhibit D-7.2                                          6     20K 
 6: EX-99.5     Exhibit J-1                                            5     21K 

EX-99.2   —   Exhibit D-3.2

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Exhibit D-3.2 [SEAL] COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATION DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS & ENERGY 100 CAMBRIDGE STREET, 12TH FLOOR BOSTON, MA 02202 A. PAUL CELLUCCI JANET GAIL BESSER GOVERNOR CHAIR JANE SWIFT JAMES CONNELLY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR COMMISSIONER W. ROBERT KEATING COMMISSIONER DANIEL A. GRABAUSKAS EUGENE J. SULLIVAN, JR. DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER AND BUSINESS REGULATION PAUL B. VASINGTON COMMISSIONER June 24, 1999 Ms. Catherine A. Fisher Assistant Director Securities and Exchange Commission 455 Fifth Street Washington, D.C. 20549 Re: SEC File No. 70-9473, State Commission Certification Relating to the Proposed Merger of National Grid Group, plc and New England Electric System Dear Ms. Fisher: On March 26, 1999, the National Grid Group, plc ("National Grid") and New England Electric System ("NEES") filed an application-Declaration under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 ("1935 Act"), seeking approvals relating to the proposed acquisition of NEES by National Grid. NEES is the parent holding company of, among other subsidiaries, Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company (together "MECo"). MECo is a retail electric distribution company and public utility subject to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy's ("Department") regulatory authority for ratemaking purposes pursuant to M.G.L. c. 164. The Department understands that, as a result of the acquisition of NEES by National Grid, the NEES subsidiaries, including MECo, will become indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of National Grid. Representatives of NEES and MECo have informed the Department that the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") has requested a certification from regulatory agencies having regulatory jurisdiction over the
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SEC File No. 79-9473 June 24, 1999 retail distribution operating companies of NEES.1 Specifically, the Commission seeks a certification that if the merger of National Grid and NEES goes forward, the state agencies will continue to have adequate authority and resources to protect the ratepayers subject to their jurisdiction and that the state agencies intend to exercise that authority. As noted above, MECo is a retail electric distribution company and public utility subject to the Department's regulatory authority. By this letter, the Department certifies that, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 164, it has adequate authority and resources to protect ratepayers served by MECo, including in particular, matters such as rates, financings, affiliate transactions, and financial integrity.2 The Department intends to continue to exercise that authority after the merger of National Grid and NEES. Please do not hesitate to contact the Department should the Commission require any further information regarding this matter. Sincerely, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy /s/ Janet Gail Besser, Chair /s/ James Connelly, Commissioner /s/ W. Robert Keating, Commissioner /s/ Paul B. Vasington, Commissioner -------- 1 See, Section 33(a)(2) of the 1935 Act. 2 In making this certification, the Department neither prejudges, nor takes any position on issues regarding foreign ownership of an electric company subject to the Department's jurisdiction, where such issues may be presented in any pending or future proceeding under M.G.L. c. 164, ss. 96.
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SEC File No. 79-9473 June 24, 1999 /s/ Eugene J. Sullivan, Jr. Commissioner cc: Thomas G. Robinson, Esq., Massachusetts Electric Company George B. Dean, Assistant Attorney General; Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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