As we continue to pursue more long-term solutions to reduce rising costs of energy, I wanted to make you aware of an upcoming outreach event to help residents access critical financial assistance from United Illuminating (UI) and Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), through the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), the Community Renewal Team (CRT) and Operation Fuel.
I hope you are well. Many of you were wondering what the utilities were saying as a defense of these prices increases - so I wanted to forward what they sent to us.
I am sure we share the same concerns about Eversource and United Illuminating, the state's two main electric distribution companies, which both filed their new rates for standard service supply rates with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that will increase rates by approximately 40%.
Once approved by PURA, these new rates will go into effect from January 1, 2023, through the first six months of the year.