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).
Thanks to the efforts of AARP advocates and other opponents worried about unfair electric utility rate hikes, legislation to dramatically change the way North Carolina’s electric rates are set, turned into a bill that would study the issue instead, setting back the changes the state's largest utility has pushed for.
AARP Connecticut provided members of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) with comments about the proposed settlement to Eversource Energy’s request to implement a significant rate increase that would raise the cost of energy for Connecticut ratepayers (Docket No. 17-10-46).
Virgin Islanders pay as much as five times the average U.S. rate for electricity, but the price is on its way down, providing relief for people on fixed incomes. Some older residents have been using candles at night to save on energy costs.
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