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State Consumer Counsel Elin Katz urges the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to approve a settlement she and the state attorney general reached, which would allow Northeast Utilities to merge with NSTAR. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Counsumer Counsel Urges Approval Of Utility Merger

Connecticut’s consumer counsel is backing a proposed agreement that would see Northeast Utilities purchase a Massachusetts energy company for $4.9 billion.

03/23/2012

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NRG Asks State To Order Alternate Energy Purchases After NU-NStar Merger

Power provider NRG Energy Inc. wants Connecticut to require Northeast Utilities to agree to buy power from an alternative energy plant as a condition of the utility’s $4.8 billion purchase of Boston-based NStar.

03/06/2012

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Outside Report Says Utility Underestimated Storm Risk

A report commissioned by Northeast Utilities says subsidiary Connecticut Light & Power did not fully recognize the risks of the weather forecast about 36 hours before a destructive October snow storm and failed to aggressively pursue help from other utilities.

03/01/2012

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Public Interest a Must for NU-NStar Deal

Weeks after claiming oversight over Northeast Utilities’ proposed $4.6 billion purchase of NStar, the state’s regulatory authority says the utilities must demonstrate that the deal is in the public interest.

02/10/2012

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PURA: Public Interest A Must For NU-NStar Deal

Connecticut regulators say they won’t approve Northeast Utilities’ proposed multibillion-dollar purchase of Massachusetts electric company NStar unless the companies show the deal would be in the “public interest.”

02/09/2012

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Regulators Will Review NU-NSTAR Merger

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has ruled that it will review the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and Massachusetts-based NSTAR.

01/18/2012

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NU CEO Hospitalized

Northeast Utilities says its chief executive officer is recovering following an unspecified heart-related incident and three executives are temporarily running the company.

01/10/2012

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NU-NStar Merger May Get Another Look

Connecticut regulators have yielded to the state’s top consumer advocate and dropped a hands-off stance to Northeast Utilities’ proposed $4.72 billion purchase of a Massachusetts power company.

01/04/2012

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CL&P Head Butler Resigns Amid Post-Storm Criticism

Northeast Utilities says Jeffrey Butler has resigned as president and chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power, which has come under fire for its handling of power outages after last month’s snowstorm.

11/17/2011

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Storm’s Effect On Electric Rates To Be Determined

A rare October snow storm that caused record-breaking power outages could lead to increased electricity costs in Connecticut, where residents who endured days in the dark and cold already pay higher rates than any other state in the continental United States.

11/11/2011

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