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Electric Rate Increases: PURA accepting public comment

Posted on July 29, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office about recent electric rate hikes.

I joined a bipartisan effort (click for more https://www.cthousegop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/PURA-Letter.pdf) calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st.

In response to our letter, PURA announced they have “accepted the letter as a formal motion for reconsideration in the associated docketed proceeding, Docket Number 20-01-01, and expects to expeditiously rule on the motion after considering comments received by other stakeholders and members of the public.”

If you would like to comment on the rate increase:

Customers may also contact PURA’s consumer services representatives with any inquiries or complaints related to this matter, which will be accounted for as part of the open investigation.

PURA’s Education and Outreach Unit receives such correspondence by phone, toll-free in Connecticut at 1-800-382-4586 or by email at pura.information@ct.gov.

If you are currently having trouble paying your utility bill:

PURA urges Connecticut customers to contact their utility company if they need assistance with their electric bills by inquiring whether they are eligible for a financial hardship protection program or to enroll in a COVID-19 Payment Program offered by their utility company.

More information on COVID-19 efforts can be found on PURA’s COVID Actions webpage.