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Murphy: Regulate State Power Suppliers

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is asking federal regulators to curb independent electrical suppliers in Connecticut who offer new contracts with lower rates, but fail to fully disclose the potential for significant rate hikes in case of extreme weather fluctuations.

03/15/2014

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State Utilities Claim Fraud In No-Shut-Off Program

Municipal electric companies in Connecticut say a growing number of people are abusing a state law that protects those with serious or life-threatening illnesses from having their electricity shut off during the winter months because they can’t afford to pay the bill.

03/15/2014

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Grid Operator Sees Electricity Supply Shortage Looming

New England’s electric grid operator is warning that shutdowns of old power plants in the region are reducing supply and driving up prices.

02/05/2014

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Power Plant Closings Could Impact Supply

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – New England’s electric grid operator is warning that shutdowns of old power plants in the region are reducing supply and driving up prices. ISO-New England said Wednesday that a regional auction […]

02/05/2014

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PURA Cuts Nearly $50 Million From CL&P Storm Recovery Cost Request

State regulators have cut nearly $50 million from a request by Connecticut’s largest utility for ratepayers to pay for recovery from five destructive storms.

02/03/2014

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DEEP Urges Caution On Ice

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging caution after two snowmobiles and an ATV fell through the ice this weekend at Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.

02/01/2014

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Electric Problem Prompts Shutdown Of Millstone Unit

One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer.

01/31/2014

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New England Governors Announce Plan To Expand Natural Gas Use

New England governors announced Thursday a plan to expand natural gas use as power plants worked to shore up supplies to meet rising demand in another Arctic blast.

01/23/2014

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Electric Prices Jump For Customers Of Some Power Suppliers

Connecticut’s attorney general and consumer advocate warned electricity customers on Thursday about price spikes by some power suppliers that are nearly double what the two regulated utilities are charging.

01/16/2014

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