Discount Power Class Action Settlement (Connecticut Only)
The Court decided that the Settlement Class includes all individual residential and small business consumers enrolled (either initially or through “rolling over” from a fixed rate plan) in a Discount Power variable rate electric plan in connection with a property located within Connecticut at any time from June 1, 2013, through and including July 31, 2016. Discount Power no longer offers new residential customers the ability to purchase electricity at variable rates and has no present plan or intention of doing so in the future. Any current residential customers on a variable rate plan are, by law, given notice of the forthcoming variable rates two months in advance, and are permitted to switch to a fixed rate program, or change resellers altogether, before they are charged the disclosed variable rate.
You will be eligible to receive a share of the Settlement Fund based upon the amount of variable rate electricity used by that claimant between June 1, 2013, and July 31, 2016 as a percentage of the total amount of variable rate electricity used by all claimants during that same period
Proof of Purchase
Chandler and Conover v. Discount Power, Inc.,Case No. HHD-CV14-6055537-SSuperior Court of the State of Connecticut
The lawsuit alleges that Discount Power falsely claimed in its contracts with customers that its variable rate for electricity supply services would fluctuate based on changes in the “wholesale power market,” but in practice failed to decrease its variable rate when wholesale market rates went down. The lawsuit further alleges that Discount Power’s variable rate customers suffered monetary damages as a result of this alleged misconduct. Discount Power denies all of Plaintiffs’ claims and says that it did nothing wrong. Discount Power specifically states that it followed all terms of its contract with customers, and that Plaintiffs’ claims are without factual or legal merit.