…In a statement, William E. Dornbos, Connecticut director of the Acadia Center, an environment and clean energy advocate, said: “The General Assembly has returned the fixed charge to something much closer to its historical purpose — only covering the costs of giving customers access to the grid, such as the cost of the meter and billing. By limiting the scope of the fixed charge with a statutory definition, this week’s legislative action should lead to a reduced fixed charge that will give consumers more control over their electricity costs”… (This article is available only with a subscription to the Hartford Courant)