Posted on January 17, 2023
Hartford – State Rep. John Piscopo participated in a news conference at the Legislative Office Building regarding the lowering of energy costs. Connecticut Republicans unveiled a new platform that is designed to create both short- and long-term relief for ratepayers Additionally, the package ensures strong oversight of utility companies to protect the best interest of ratepayers.
“Electric rates have gotten out of control. This common sense legislative package addresses the elephant in the room of runaway costs without proper oversight of the utilities,” said Piscopo. “Residents and businesses need immediate relief. Consumers also deserve to have their interests fairly represented, which is why the regulatory authority and department of energy should be stand-alone entities.”
In addition to the legislative package discussed on Tuesday, Piscopo has his own proposals seeking to accomplish similar goals.