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PURA Cracks Down On Bait-and-Switch Electric Rates

After many consumers complained about bait-and-switch tactics used by some electric suppliers in Connecticut’s retail energy market, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has come up with stronger protections for customers.

11/05/2014

Senator  Richard Blumenthal.

Blumenthal: Rate Hike Request “Unfair”

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Senator Richard Blumenthal has fired off a letter to PURA, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, voicing concerns about a rate hike request by Connecticut Light and Power. Blumenthal calls CL&P’s request […]

08/26/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power Truck heads to Pa. and NY. (Photo by WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Opposition Digs In Over Electric Rate Hike Request

A fight is brewing over a request by Connecticut’s largest utility to raise rates by $232 million to upgrade equipment following destructive storms.

08/26/2014

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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

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Regulators Ask Utilities To Slow Tree Trimming

Connecticut regulators are asking the two largest utilities in the state to scale back their tree-trimming programs amid criticism by property owners, government officials, environmental advocates and other groups.

03/12/2014

Residents at a PURA public forum in Farmington, Feb. 20, 2014. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Residents Express Outrage Over Electric Costs

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority held a public forum Thursday night at the Farmington Senior Center where residents could voice their concerns with competitive electric suppliers.

02/20/2014

File photo of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy.  (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Regulators OK Massive Conn. Gas Expansion Plan

Connecticut utility regulators gave final approval Friday to a plan to expand natural gas service to about 280,000 new customers throughout the state over the next decade.

11/22/2013

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Conn. Regulators To Review Utility’s Tech Job Cuts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Regulators in Connecticut will review the decision by Northeast Utilities to eliminate 200 information technology jobs. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority told state Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin […]

11/08/2013

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Preliminary Ruling Approves Expansion Of Natural Gas Service

Connecticut regulators have issued a draft ruling approving a massive expansion of natural gas service across the state.

11/06/2013

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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.

11/01/2013

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