CT Legislators Trying To Ban Retail Choice

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Why ban choice in CT’s electric market? On February 4, 2019, Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz, alongside U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and other consumer advocates called on Connecticut legislators to end residential electric choice. They claim it is economically harming consumers and have drafted a bill to end it. What is wrong with residential […]

Refund? Pura Amnesty For Electricity Suppliers

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What is PURA considering for Connecticut electricity consumers? Customers have complained that several third-party energy suppliers that are not complying with a state order to disclose upcoming rates to customers on their electricity bills.  Now the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is now deciding what to do about it. What is the state order that […]

10 Year Power Deal To Save Millstone

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What is happening to save Millstone nuclear power plant? On December 28, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the state of Connecticut selected a 10-year bid for power from the Millstone nuclear plant as a zero-carbon electricity-generating resource. This, along with other zero-carbon power, will make up 45% of the state’s electricity load. What […]

Eversource Hiking Rates In CT And MA

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How high will my rates rise? It’s enough to make you scream! Just in time for the holiday season, Eversource will be raising its standard service generation rates on Connecticut and Massachusetts rate payers . Connecticut residents will see increases of 18.8% to 10.1 cents per kWh. Meanwhile, those in Massachusetts will face a 20% […]

Status Update On Millstone Nuclear

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Could Millstone Power Station Close? In July 2018, Paul Koonce, CEO of Dominion Energy (which owns Millstone) declared “Millstone is at risk now and must face critical business decisions regarding the future, irrespective of the consequences those decisions might have on Connecticut or the New England region.” The closure of the plant could potentially drive […]

Winter Rate Hike Coming!

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Connecticut electricity customers getting their generation supply from Eversource or United Illuminating are getting bad news this week. Their rates will go up on January 1, 2018. On November 3, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved residential Generation Service Charge (GSC) rate increases for both utilities. The GSC rate is a direct pass through […]

Best 12 Month Eversource Electricity Plans

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Electricity rates are always on the rise these days. Customers in Hartford, CT can be especially vulnerable to higher energy rates as the NOAA Three Month Outlook states that above normal temps = higher usage. The same concept can be said for the extreme cold temps CT is known for. This trend is not slowing […]

Plugs Pulled on Killingly and Millstone —Now Watt?

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In hindsight, it probably just sounds worse than it really was. Last month, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) rejected Florida-based NTE Energy proposed natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Killingly.The $537 million Killingly Energy Center planned to to generate 550 megawatts of power and cut costs for Connecticut electricity. The CSC ruled against […]

Can CT’s Farmers Farm Solar Power?

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Last month, Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony on Senate Bill 412 got a peak into the state’s future energy problems where conservation and land use issues intersects with the need for farmers need to make enough money to stay in business and the need for cheap solar electricity in Danbury, Mansfield, or Hamden. Proposed Senate Bill […]

CT Energy News Roundup —February, 2017

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Will Millstone Nuclear Plant Become A Millstone Around CT Consumer’s Necks? Connecticut’s lawmakers on the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee are worrying over the Millstone Nuclear plant in Waterford. All across the country, nuclear power plants aren’t able to compete with cheaper natural gas plants and they’re owners are closing them down. Most notably in […]