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AARP Connecticut Urges PURA to Deny Eversource Rate Increase Request

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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response to an Eversource Energy electricity rate increase request filed with the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA).

“AARP calls on PURA to reject the latest rate increase proposal by Eversource,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director. “Connecticut ratepayers already pay the highest rates in the continental United States and as the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, it’s unfair to add to their burden. It is imperative that PURA fully examine the recent performance of Eversource and consider the impact their request will have on ratepayers, especially older and low-income residents, who are struggling to pay their utility bills along with other household expenses like food and medicine.”

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