Hearings planned on Conn. electricity suppliers

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut utility regulators are planning a series of public hearings to learn more from consumers about their experiences with electric suppliers.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority decided to hold the meetings after experiencing a spike in consumer complaints against various suppliers in recent months.

Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz urged members of the public with comments or concerns to attend one of the five meetings. She said her office has received complaints about skyrocketing electric rates from people who felt they were taken advantage of. She said PURA is conducting an investigation and the hearings are opportunity for consumers to share their experiences with the regulators.

The hearings will be held Feb. 19 in Milford, Feb. 20 in New Britain, Feb. 24 in Brookfield and Feb. 27 in Waterbury.

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