Ask Your Legislators to pass H.B. 5225 with strong protections to stop residential third-party electric supplier abuses!

 

After nearly two decades of implementing legislative and regulatory policies meant to protect ratepayers, it is time to tell third-party electric suppliers that this is their last chance.  Their often abusive and at times illegal marketing tactics will no longer be tolerated.

Third-party electric suppliers contract cancellation fees often lock you as a customer to a contract that causes you to pay higher rates, and in CT we already pay the highest rates in the continental US. 

 Currently over the last four years customers who have chosen a third party electric supplier have paid over $240 million more than those with the utilities standard service.   

This is why it is critical H.B. 5225, An Act Concerning Consumer Protections for Customers of Electric Suppliers, retains the language that eliminates contract cancellation fess, strengthens regulations around door to door and telephone contract marketing and provides for restitution of customers who are ripped off by an unscrupulous supplier.

Please take a moment to urge your legislators to protect ratepayers and to pass H.B. 5225 and tell suppliers that this is their last chance to do business in Connecticut.

 

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Dear [Decision Maker],

After nearly two decades of implementing legislative and regulatory policies meant to protect ratepayers, it is time to tell third-party electric suppliers that this is their last chance. Their often abusive and at times illegal marketing tactics will no longer be tolerated.



It is clear to me that without the strong consumer protection language currently in H.B. 5225, the market will not work. Please look out for ratepayers and send suppliers a signal that this is their last chance at doing business in Connecticut.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]