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Stop the Eversource Price Hike : No More Pipelines

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Once again Eversource is trying to convince us that they need to charge more money to keep polluting our state. Below is the website and announcement from Eversource.
There are several reasons this should not be allowed:
1. Eversource lied about pipeline capacity to drive up prices and create phony demand. They have never apologized or acknowledged this.
2. Eversource is getting a windfall from the current administration's tax cut scam. They don't need to raise prices.
3. Eversource is a polluter. They should be paying fees for their pollution not charging us more money.
4. We don't need more pipelines. CT is a net electricity exporter.

I also suspect they had some sway in convincing our government to modify the net metering rules to discourage solar energy growth.

Please join 350 CT in saying NO to price gouging from Eversource.
If there is enough interest 350 CT will look into providing transportation to these hearings.
Monday, August 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Bruce Bellingham Auditorium, Windham Town Hall,
979 Main Street, Willimantic
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Newtown Municipal Center,
3 Primrose Street, Newtown

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On June 15, 2018, Eversource submitted a rate review application to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to request an increase in its natural gas delivery rates.

In Connecticut, a rate review is an independent examination by PURA of a utility’s proposal to adjust delivery (distribution) rates. It provides the opportunity for Eversource to show how it’s managing costs to continue to deliver safe, reliable energy and great customer service. The process includes steps to make it clear what we are requesting and why. It also gives you the opportunity to share your comments.
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2. Do customers and communities have a voice in the rate review process?

Yes, you can attend any of the public comment sessions listed below to listen or share your opinion.

Monday, August 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Bruce Bellingham Auditorium, Windham Town Hall,
979 Main Street, Willimantic
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Newtown Municipal Center,
3 Primrose Street, Newtown

For more information, search for Docket No. [masked] in the Active Docket Database section of PURA’s website at ct.gov/pura/site/default.asp, or contact PURA at[masked].

3. How can I provide written comments on Eversource’s filing?

You can submit written comments to PURA at 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, and via e-mail to: [masked]. Please include Docket No. [masked] on all your correspondence.

4. How will this rate filing affect Eversource customers?

Eversource is requesting a rate increase of $86 million over three years: $49 million in the first year, $21 million in the second year, and $16 million in the third year.

If approved, the average monthly increase for a residential customer using 750 cubic feet of natural gas annually would be $14—that’s approximately 45 cents per day—or 12 percent. New rates would go into effect on or about January 1, 2019.

Increases will vary, depending on your rate category. You can find your rate category in the delivery charge section on your bill. Please see the table reflecting proposed distribution rate changes for all residential customer categories.

If you have any questions, please contact Eversource at[masked] or visit Eversource.com.