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Connecticut Inks COVID Relief Deal With United Illuminating

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United Illuminating will give its ratepayers more than $46 million in COVID-19 relief, in the form of credit on bills through the end of 2022. That’s according to a deal struck with the state of Connecticut and announced Wednesday.

The credit will appear as a line item on bills and will be calculated based on usage. State leaders said the utility company has also agreed not to change its base rates until at least May of 2023.

Governor Ned Lamont said the deal promises more affordable and predictable rates to people struggling with high energy costs during the pandemic. The plan is subject to approval by PURA, the state utilities regulator.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.