Online petition launched to fight CL&P rate hike request [WLAD]

December 10, 2014

Article as it appeared on WLAD

Wilton state Senator Toni Boucher has launched an online petition for those opposed to Connecticut Light and Power’s latest rate hike request. Boucher says area residents can’t afford higher electricity rates and she wants to deliver that message to state utility regulators.

CL&P filed a request last month that would increase the flat service rate from 9.96 cents per kilowatt hour to 12.45 cents. The increase would take effect January 1st. CL&P is also seeking to increase it’s delivery rates by more than 20-percent. Boucher says that could add another $150 a year to resident’s bills.

The petition is on her website,