HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some Connecticut residents are going to see smaller electric bill starting next month.

Connecticut Light & Power residential customers are expected to see their monthly electric bills decline by nearly 7 percent stating in January, an average savings of more than $9 per month.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Utility Control said Thursday the figures could change slightly when a final calculation is made in January.

The savings will vary for other customers, including businesses, schools and churches.

The rate drop is due to a sharp drop in wholesale electricity prices that CL&P pays to generators.

The rate decline would have been larger, but electric ratepayers
are being hit with a new state tax as of Jan. 1.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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  1. Sparky says:

    The last sentence says it all. The CT Legislature snuck a tax hike onto our utility bills in the form of a fee hike or a new fee. Read your utility bill and send a photocopy top your district legislator, demanding a proper budget deficit reduction through reducedd spending, not utility bill hikes.

    These TAXES, not FEES, will further burden citizens and taxpayers and add to costs of doing busines in CT, and give greater competitive advantage to firms in other states and nations. The result will be more businesses fleeing to other states, or outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries.

    Send a copy of your utility bill to your local legislator, demanding reversal of this fee and a reduction in state spending.
    It’s not too late for CT voters to join the TEA Party, or FHEA Party, as in Fee-Hiked Enough, Already Party.

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