In Connecticut, several bills have been filed that would cap electric distribution companies’ residential fixed customer charges. H.B. 5402 and H.B. 6014 would cap the residential fixed charge at $10 per billing cycle, whereas H.B. 5281 would cap the residential fixed charge at $15 per billing cycle, adjusted for inflation. S.B. 570 would cap or eliminate the residential fixed customer charge.
In December 2014, Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved an increase — from $16 to $19.25 — in the monthly fixed charge for CL&P’s residential customers. As part of its rate case application (Docket No. 14-05-06), CL&P originally proposed raising that charge to $25.50.