PURA holds hearing over UI’s request to up delivery charges to customers

The state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority held a hearing today over United Illuminating's requested delivery charge rate increase.

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2020, 5:11 PM

Updated 1,380 days ago

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The state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority held a hearing today over United Illuminating's requested delivery charge rate increase.
The company says it did not make enough money last year, and the coronavirus pandemic has hurt business.
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United Illuminating officials say the increase is the result of both their company and Eversource needing to buy nuclear power from the Millstone Power Plant and having to pay a higher rate to keep the plant open.
Attorney General William Tong called for both utility companies to freeze rates for 18 months.
Tong says many customers have enough financial problems on their plate and cannot afford to pay any more for their utilities during the public health crisis.
The attorney general also urginged PURA to investigate the deal between Millstone and Connecticut's only two electrical utility companies.
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