Addressing Rising Energy CostsJuly 31, 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."
After the legislature reached out with our concerns, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ordered Eversource to restore prior rates as of June 30, no later than August 7, while their investigation continues. We have also been informed that PURA is planning a hearing in August.
I will share hearing information and details on how the rate restoration will be implemented as soon as they become available.
Please know that we will continue to work with all parties on viable solutions that address the reasons behind these increases.
I encourage you to contact PURA at 1-800-382-4586 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your concerns.