The informational workshop today about potentially lowering electric bills will feature a rate specialist from the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The workshop is being hosted by state Representatives Jan Giegler and Richard Smith along with state Senator Mike McLachlan.
Residents are asked to bring a copy of the latest electric bill sent out so the PURA Rate Specialist can review options and see if the lowest possible rate is being paid.
The retail energy market in Connecticut allows electricity customers to shop for the best kilowatt-per-hour rate by comparing and signing deals with suppliers. But some suppliers, despite increasing legislative scrutiny, have enrolled customers into variable rate plans that brought unexpected, skyrocketing costs.
The workshop is at the New Fairfield Senior Center from 1 to 2pm.