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Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State Senate Votes To Ban Variable-Rate Electric Contracts

The Connecticut Senate has voted to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some complained rates skyrocketed after low introductory costs.

05/20/2015

Solar panels on a roof at Crest Mechanical Services in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Solar Industry, Towns Battle Over Local Rooftop Panel Rules

Efforts to encourage more residential rooftop solar panels in Connecticut are being slowed by a cumbersome permitting process at the local level, the industry says.

05/18/2015

File image of a tree and power lines on Route 10 in Simsbury.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Electric Rates Dropping

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority this morning lowered electric rates for standard offer customers of Eversource, formerly known as Connecticut Light and Power, and United Illuminating.

05/08/2015

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Grid Operator Predicts Adequate Summer Power

The operator of New England’s power grid says the region will have enough power to meet expected peak summer demands.

04/29/2015

South Main Street (Courtesy West Hartford Police)

Driver Suffers Minor Injuries In West Hartford Rollover Accident

West Hartford police and a repair crew from Eversource were called to South Main Street in West Hartford this morning after a car hit a utility pole and flipped over.

03/16/2015

Power lines carry electricity. (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

In Vermont, A Milestone In Green-Energy Efforts

Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

09/15/2014

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Millstone 2 Shuts Down For Water Pump Problem

One of the two reactors at Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because a problem with a water pump.

07/28/2014

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Malloy: State Law Benefits Consumers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – As of July 1, Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut consumers can enjoy greater transparency when it comes to residential electric rates. Following complaints from consumers regarding price spikes over the winter, […]

07/10/2014

Millstone/Dominion

Electricity Out at Millstone

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Federal officials say Connecticut’s nuclear plant in Waterford has lost power, with an electrical short likely to blame. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the two reactors at Millstone Power Station shut […]

05/25/2014

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Electric Consumer Protection Bill Heads to House

Consumer protections that promise more transparent billing and marketing by electricity suppliers in Connecticut unanimously cleared the state Senate on Tuesday.

04/29/2014

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