Connecticut Governor Malloy announces changes regarding greater residential consumer protection in the retail electricity market and an increase in transparency from competitive energy suppliers.
State of Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Contact: Peter Yazbak
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that as of July 1st several changes to laws concerning Connecticut’s electricity market will have gone into effect, creating greater transparency and increasing protections for residential consumers by requiring electricity suppliers to provide very clear and specific information about how much they are being charged for electricity. The changes stem from a legislative package – known as the “Electric Supplier Consumers’ Bill of Rights” – which Governor Malloy introduced in the 2014 legislative session of the General Assembly to address the growing number of consumer complaints about spiking prices, deceptive practices and lack a of disclosure about rates and contract terms in Connecticut’s electric supplier market.
“This ‘Bill of Rights’ will help put an end to misleading and deceptive marketing practices by giving Connecticut consumers the information and resources they need to shop around for the best price, choose the electric retailer that works best for them and, ultimately, to save money on their monthly electricity bill. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, this is all part of our commitment to ensuring our residents have access to cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable power,” said Governor Malloy. “I’d like to thank Attorney General George Jepsen, Senate President Don Williams, Speaker Brendan Sharkey, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and the chairs and ranking members of the Energy and Technology Committee for their leadership and advocacy of this important issue.”
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