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Payment Plans Available for Eversource, CNG, SCG, and UI Customers

Last month, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ended its “Shut-off Moratorium” for state-regulated electric, gas and water utilities. However, PURA also extended the enrollment period for COVID-19 Payment Program for residential and non-residential customers through November 1, 2020. With less than a week remaining, customers are encouraged to act quickly if they need assistance. … Read more

Connecticut Poised To Collect Millions More Through “Hidden” Electricity Tax

By: Patrick Skahill | For the past two years, lawmakers have directed more than $100 million earmarked for energy efficiency upgrades to instead, be swept into the state’s general fund. Last week’s budget agreement got rid of those funding sweeps, but it was unable to reverse a more than $50 million diversion scheduled for July. … Read more

As winter approaches, electric rates rise in Connecticut

By: Stephen Singer | Connecticut has approved double-digit increases in electric rates next year in response to rising demand for natural gas that fuels power generators in winter. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Tuesday that following energy auctions, it verified generation rates submitted by Eversource that are set to rise to 10.1 cents per … Read more

Eversource Customers To See Rates Rise Under PURA Decision

By: Gregory B. Hladkey | About 1.2 million Connecticut consumers who get their power from Eversource will be paying $5.40 per month more in the coming year under rate increases just granted by state regulators, but officials say it could have been a lot worse. Eversource originally asked for a three-year, $337 million increase in … Read more

Cheap fuel, stagnant demand drive down New England wholesale prices

By: Robert Walton | New England power customers scored a good deal last year, with prices falling to one of the lowest points in the last 15 years, according to analysis from the region’s grid operator. With almost half the region’s power generation fueled by natural gas, the lower prices were mirrored on the fuel … Read more

Connecticut utility passes entirety of tax break to customers

By: Alexander Soule | Avangrid stated it will pass to its electricity and gas customers the full benefit of savings it will realize from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with the Orange-based company’s service area covering portions of the New Haven and Bridgeport areas. Avangrid issued a statement Wednesday night confirming the policy … Read more

CT Electricity Rates Are Going Up In January

By: Jack Kramer | Utility bills for homeowners will be going up by an average of $7.45 cents per month as of Jan. 1, 2018. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Friday released revised generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from Eversource Energy, and the United Illuminating Company (UI). Eversource’s residential … Read more

More than 20,000 in Conn. enrolled in utility forgiveness plans

By: Alexander Soule | The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved a joint plan filed by Eversource Energy, United Illuminating and affiliated gas companies setting guidelines for continuing service in situations where customers are behind on their bills. For the first time this year, the electricity and gas companies will automatically re-enroll customers for the … Read more