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AG Sues Electric Aggregator

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Attorney General George Jepsen has filed
suit to enforce a $360,000 civil penalty imposed by state utility
regulators against a Redding company accused of defrauding an
association of independent schools and an electricity supplier of
$180,000.

The state Department of Public Utility Control imposed the
penalty against Turris Associates LLC in October.
Turris negotiated lower utility rates for groups of customers.
The company lost its authority to operate after the school
association and the Hess Corp. complained they had been
overcharged.

The school association said it authorized Turris to negotiate
lower electric rates in return for fees of one-tenth of one cent
per kilowatt hour. Instead, the company charged 2.5 cents per
kilowatt hour without disclosing the fee change.
Turris did not respond to the charges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
APNT 03-15-11 0622EDT

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