Addressing Rising Energy Costs

July 29, 2020

After hearing an outcry from customers and constituents on the recent rising energy costs, the Energy and Technology Committee and bi-partisan legislative leaders issued a communication to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) requesting suspension of the July 1 delivery rate increase and related charges.

In the letter they asked PURA to conduct a thorough review of Eversource's request and to explore alternative cost recovery options.

Also, on Monday, our House Democratic leadership issued the following statement:  

"Connecticut residents, already pushed to financial limits because of the pandemic, now are seeing large increases to their electric bills. We want to know why. The Energy & Technology Committee should schedule an informational hearing in the near future to hear from ratepayers, utilities and state regulators."

PURA agreed to open a formal proceeding. Please reach out to PURA with your concerns at 1-800-382-4586 or by email at