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Some Eversource customers in Connecticut say their energy bills have more than doubled, as they’ve been running home air conditioning non-stop during quarantine. Now, state regulators have rolled back electric rates and launched an investigation. 

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Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is asking Eversource to reconsider a rate increase on natural gas customers.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has joined the state’s consumer advocate in urging the federal government to reign in the high cost of electricity transmission in New England, saying it’s outpacing increases in the rest of the country.

Blumenthal says electricity transmission costs in Connecticut have increased nearly 600 percent since 2000.