Shelton lawmakers announce forum on electricity rates

State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty and state Sen. Kevin Kelly will be hosting a PURA informational session for residents to learn more about their electric rates and to give them the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns.

The forum will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shelton City Hall auditorium.

PURA representatives will explain the Energized Connecticut Program, talk about the process of how rates are set, the oversight process, and options available to users to verify kWh usage charges.

The lawmakers said they have heard from countless residents and businesses who are frustrated their electric rates increase yearly.

"This is a great opportunity for Shelton residents and businesses to learn more about their electric rates," said Perillo. "Just like you I don't like seeing these yearly increases in our electric bills. I encourage residents and businesses to attend this event."

"Year-after-year increases to our electric rates are hurting many residents’ wallets,” said McGorty. “But, we do have options when it comes to choosing our electric supplier. It's important for residents to learn the different options and to express their concerns to PURA about their approved increases."

“I encourage all residents to take up this opportunity to learn about energy options here in our state and ask questions of state regulators first hand,” said Kelly. “Please bring your questions and use this event as a way to share your concerns and get answers. We are always eager to bring your voices to Hartford, and we find it beneficial when we can bring Hartford officials directly to you.”

For more information or to contact the representatives, call 860-240-8700 or,, or