Conn. Lawmakers Voice Support To Cap Electric Bill Fee
A group of Connecticut lawmakers say they support a proposal that would cap fixed residential charges imposed by the state's largest electric utilities.Monday's announcement comes after state regulators said Connecticut Light & Power could increase the current $16 a month charge to $19.25. The company originally sought a $25.50 charge, saying the money was needed to cover significant expenses.
The bill under consideration would cap future fees at $10. Proponents contend higher fixed costs discourage alternative energy usage.
CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said capping the fixed rate would negatively affect the utility's ability to perform upgrades and would ultimately increase variable rates.
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