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Electric Rate Increases: PURA accepting public comment

Posted on July 31, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Many of you have reached out to my office about Eversource’s recent unfair and debilitating electric rate hikes. As we face a global pandemic and high unemployment, now is no time to be drastically raising rates on residents and businesses.

I support a bipartisan effort calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st. This letter was signed by all caucus leaders and the leadership of the Energy Committee.

In response to this 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.

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