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New legislation brings changes to CT electric bills

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Changes are coming to the utility bills of Connecticut residents.

New legislation means the state's major power companies are revamping their power bills starting in July.

The changes come after years of complaints from customers who said they were misled, overcharged or had their rates abruptly switched by third party providers.

The new bills highlight the rate customers are paying, who is supplying the energy and the term of the contract.

The bill will also show a comparison of the price being paid and what customers would pay if they switched providers.

“These are monumental and at the end of the day we all believe no one should pay more for electricity than is absolutely necessary,” said Elin Swanson Katz of the Office of Consumer Counsel.

Starting in January of 2016, an electric bill will also include the next month's rate so customers will know if something is changing before being surprised.

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