Rep. Allie-Brennan to Partner with PURA for Virtual Energy Workshop

September 9, 2022

State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Newtown) and the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will hold a Virtual PURA 101 Workshop on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

"I am looking forward to the discussion with Representative Allie-Brennan and his constituents around how PURA operates as Connecticut's utility regulator, understanding your electric bill, the third party supplier market and other related topics. It's important that ratepayers across Connecticut are kept apprised of key issues before PURA as well as how best to stay informed and become involved in the regulatory process," said PURA Chairman Marissa Gillett.

"When consumers have access to unbiased, factual information, they can make choices in their best interests and participate in the regulatory process. I'm pleased to partner with PURA Chairman Gillett and PURA Director of Legislation, Regulations and Communications Taren O'Connor to bring this helpful workshop to residents so they can better understand their energy bills, what drives energy costs, the role of PURA and how to become involved in regulatory decisions that impact us all," said Rep. Allie-Brennan.

During the workshop, participants will learn what PURA regulates, how to engage in PURA's decision-making process and access docket materials, as well as how residential electrical bills and rates are set, and how to purchase electricity through third party suppliers. The presentation will also walk consumers through reading their monthly electric bill and interpreting key information about their energy usage. Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

PURA is a quasi-judicial agency charged with ensuring Connecticut's investor-owned utilities provide safe, clean, reliable, and affordable utility service and infrastructure. The agency helps advance Connecticut's energy, economic, and environmental goals while maintaining public health and safety. PURA sets rates charged by investor-owned utilities, advances efforts for grid modernization, and regulates the retail electric supplier market and expansion of telecommunications infrastructure.