AARP Applauds PURA’s Final Decision Rejecting United Illuminating Company’s Rate Increase Request

Posted on 08/25/23

AARP Connecticut applauds the final decision by Connecticut’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) to reject United Illuminating Company’s rate increase request. An approved increase would have significantly raised the cost of electricity for Connecticut ratepayers, who already pay the highest retail electricity price in the continental United States.

PURA denied the rate increase request of nearly 15% over three years after a lengthy regulatory proceeding and hearing from thousands of AARP members who live in the 17 towns serviced by United Illuminating. 

“The proposed increase would have been another hit to customers who are already facing soaring energy costs as well as high inflation on many necessary consumer goods, impacting the state’s most vulnerable households,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Senior Associate State Director. “We encourage PURA to continue to thoroughly scrutinize the performance of all utilities when considering future rate increase requests.”

The full Docket 22-08-08 from PURA is available online.

This story is provided by AARP Connecticut. Visit the AARP Connecticut page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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