Sen. Gordon Reacts to Another Proposed Eversource Rate Hike: ‘Enough is enough!’

February 20, 2024

State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock) issued a statement regarding the recent news of Eversource’s proposed double-digit rate hike:

 

“Eversource’s proposed 19% electricity rate hike to take effect on May 1 follows a 6.4% rate hike on Jan. 1. This increase adds to an already tough situation for more and more hard-working people, families, retirees, and businesses that find Connecticut to be unaffordable. Enough is enough!

 

“Eversource is asking to recover $784 million in costs, most of which is a result of the 2017 law to support the Millstone nuclear power plant. This measure was put into place before I was a state senator. The policy decisions by the legislature have direct impacts upon us all.

 

“Last year my Republican colleagues and I proposed meaningful ways to make energy costs less expensive in the state, work toward a sustainable and cost-effective energy procurement process, and allow for better oversight of utilities. I supported major legislation that passed to address these concerns and to protect energy consumers. We need more commonsense, bipartisan ideas to fix what is now an ongoing problem for Connecticut families. This is what I am doing.

 

“I ask the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Office of Consumer Counsel to carefully and thoroughly review the rate hike proposal and its impact on struggling Connecticut residents.”