Want to speak out against United Illuminating’s proposed rate hikes but have questions about how to do so? 

United Illuminating, which provides service to Easton and elsewhere in lower Fairfield County, is proposing an 8 percent rate increase each year for the next three years.

On Thursday, March 16, State Senator Tony Hwang will moderate a forum to inform the public on the status of UI’s rate increase request and how ratepayers can make their voices heard. The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fairfield Board of Education, 501 Kings Highway Cutoff in Fairfield. Hwang will also share federal, state and local resources, and supportive services for residents unable to afford the recent spike in energy costs.

“This forum will be of interest to seniors on fixed income as well as anyone who has been impacted by the infuriating utility costs in Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull and Bridgeport, who are sick and tired of rate hikes,” said Hwang. “This informational forum will help people to understand that they can make an impact and be heard on lowering UI electric rates to state regulators if they speak out. Ratepayers’ voices need to be heard, we want to help anyone who is struggling to pay their bills so please spread the word and join us. It will also provide supplemental utility resources and supportive services for residents in economic distress.”

Representatives from the state’s Office of Consumer Counsel, AARP CT, Alliance for Community Empowerment (formerly ABCD) will join  If you have any questions, email Peggy.Tibbals@cga.ct.gov.  You can register for the forum via Eventbrite to ensure seating availability.

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