Hearings over electric rates

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re one of the many who have complained about price spikes in your electric rates, you’re about to get a chance to have your voice heard.

The  Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, will hold a series of public hearings next week on electric rates.


The first hearing will be held a week from Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Milford. Other hearings on the schedule include:

  • Feb. 20: Farmington Senior Center
  • Feb. 24: Brookfield Town Hall
  • Feb. 25: Norwich City Hall

All forums begin at 6:30 p.m.

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s utility regulators are investigating complaints that price spikes by some electric suppliers are nearly double what the two regulated utilities are charging.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has scheduled four hearings to solicit public comment.

Regulators say they will clarify new supplier market rules and guidelines. Among topics under review are customer-switching practices, types of generation services, products such as fixed and variable rates, regulatory filing requirements, customer notices and disclosure requirements.

Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz have said thousands of customers complained they are being overcharged.

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