State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) announced in a press release he opposes a CL&P proposed rate hike request and urges residents to protest the increase being considered by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).
“To say I was stunned by media reports that CL&P is seeking a 60 percent fee increase is an understatement,” said Wright, who is seeking reelection in November, in a press release. “Our residents and particularly senior citizens on fixed incomes simply can’t afford these kinds of whopping increased monthly costs on their electric bills.”
In the news release, Wright said many Bristol residents have cut back on electricity usage because they already are having a hard time paying their electric bills and “they would be punished even further if this rate hike is ever approved.”
“I want to inform residents who are concerned about this proposed rate hike request that they can speak out against CL&P’s request at a public hearing that will be held in New Britain,” Wright said in the press release.
The PURA public hearing on CL&P’s rate hike request will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, at 6:30 p.m.
“It is my hope that other state officials will join in the effort to urge PURA to oppose this increase,” Wright said in the news release. “Our electricity rates are already high enough,”