For those of you who did not have the opportunity to voice your concerns about Eversource’s recent energy rate increases during the recent public hearings, there will be two more opportunities this week, as well as more in October.
This issue affects customers throughout the state, and the more we speak up, the more likely we are to see the results we want.
Please consider submitting testimony if you have not done so already. I have provided details on the hearings and instructions for submitting testimony below.
Energy & Technology Virtual Listening Session: September 8
The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The session will conclude no later than 8:00 p.m.
The Committee will receive testimony regarding LCO No. 3920, An Act Concerning Emergency Response by Electric Distribution Companies and Revising the Regulation of Other Public Utilities.
To complete the registration form, please click here. Registration will close by noon on Monday, September 7, 2020. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line – 860-240-0430 to leave your contact information.
Please keep oral testimony to under three minutes.
Written testimony may be emailed to ETtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Testimony must be in Word or PDF format. Testimony may also be mailed to the Energy and Technology Committee Legislative Office Building, Room 3900, Hartford, CT 06106.
All testimony will become public information so please do not include any personal information you do not wish to be made public.
The hearing will be available live and on demand on CT-N.
PURA Additional Virtual Public Comment Session: September 10
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will hold an additional virtual (Zoom) public comment hearing at the request of the Office of Consumer Counsel on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This hearing concerns the July 2020 rate increase for Eversource customers (docket number 20-01-01).
Official PURA announcement: Click Here
If you intend to speak at the hearing, please complete this form. If you provide your email, you will receive an email confirmation from OCC.firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your registration.
You must also register for the Zoom hearing: Click Here
Zoom Meeting ID#: 935 9824 6436
NOTE: Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. If you are unable to register before that time, but would still like to speak at the hearing, you may register via the Zoom link above and select the “raise hand” feature during the hearing. Time permitting, you may be granted the opportunity to speak by the chair.
PURA Hearings Regarding Eversource/UI Storm Response: October 21-23
PURA will hold three consecutive public hearings from October 21-23 regarding Eversource’s and United Illuminating’s (UI) response to Tropical Storm Isaias. I will provide more information about these hearings when it becomes available.
In the meantime, you may email your testimony to email@example.com.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.