Eversource Needs to Answer for Rate Hikes, Fasano Joins Calls for Hearing on Spike in Electric Bills

July 27, 2020

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) is joining calls for lawmakers to hold a legislative hearing on the sudden spike in Eversource electric bills. Sen. Fasano released the following statement on the electric bill increases today:


“We need answers from Eversource, not more rate increases and excuses. Lawmakers should hold a hearing to get answers from Eversource on why customers are seeing rates go up yet again. We need to hold Eversource accountable and have them answer our questions without dodging or placing the blame elsewhere. Connecticut has some of the highest energy costs in the nation and Eversource continues to increase rates year after year. Eversource always has an excuse to raise rates. They raise them when we use a lot of electricity, when we conserve energy, when there are storms, when there are tree clearings, and the list goes on. At the same time Eversource is making ridiculous suggestions like unplug everything and raise the temperature in your home. That is an unacceptable response. The public deserves better.”