Attorney General Asks To Disallow Part Of CL&P Storm Recovery Request

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants at least $90-million dollars in rate hikes sought by Connecticut Light & Power.  The company trying to recoup costs as a result of Hurricane Irene and the October blizzard in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Jepsen filed the brief Friday with the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

CL&P is looking for $ 414 million,  but Jepson says some of the expenses in their calculation should not be charged to ratepayers.  And he says the company should be penalized for poor performance, especially in the 2011 storms,  to encourage it to improve its storm response in the future.

PURA is expected to issue a draft decision some time next month.

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