NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters has been investigating problems with Connecticut's competitive electricity market. As part of their coverage, they highlight legislation currently being considered by state lawmakers that could result in 880,000 customers of CL&P and UI having their electricity supplier switched to another company without their consent. AARP is strongly opposed to this legislation because it could result in higher electricity rates for all Connecticut residential customers in the future. Watch the Troubleshooters report below featuring AARP's John Erlingheuser and then Send an Email to your legislator and the Governor to tell them that you oppose their Energy Auction plan!
AARP Connecticut is opposed to a one-time budget gimmick contained in the Governor’s latest State Budget proposal that would switch electric service suppliers for hundreds of thousands of Connecticut ratepayers without their permission (Read our full testimony to the Finance Committee). Under the Governor’s proposal, the State would oversee an “energy auction” that would sell off the rights to provide electric service to Standard Plan customers currently served by CL&P and UI, to the highest bidder. Here’s how it would work:
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