“Last fall, the state Department of Public Utilities was concerned enough about management issues at National Grid to order a broad audit of the company. But critics are calling into question the independence of the audit, which is being led by former National Grid employees over objections by the attorney general’s office.
The winning bid, for nearly $1 million, was submitted by FTI Consulting and was at least 50% higher than rival proposals. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office, representing consumers, said FTI lacked experience for the job and appeared to have a conflict of interest because two former National Grid employees — one formerly a high-ranking executive — would be key players in the audit.”
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Datar, Saurabh and Beth Healy. WBUR 12 November 2020.