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Aquarion Water Seeks 17% Rate Increase

A water company buying up smaller systems to consolidate service in Connecticut is seeking a nearly 17 percent rate increase.

02/27/2013

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Regulators May Cut Utility Profit For “Inadequate” Storm Response

Connecticut regulators harshly criticized the state’s biggest utility on Wednesday for its “deficient and inadequate” handling of two massive storms last year and held out the possibility of cutting its allowed profit as punishment for extensive outages affecting hundreds of thousands of customers.

08/01/2012

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

Regulators Complete Preliminary “Two Storm” Utility Performance Review

Connecticut regulators say Connecticut Light & Power’s response to two destructive storms last year was inadequate and its performance will be a factor in requests for rate increases.

07/17/2012

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CL&P Responds To Attorney General’s Criticisms On Storm Response

Connecticut Light & Power has struck back at Attorney General George Jepsen, who asked state regulators to punish Connecticut’s largest utility for its response to two massive storms last year.

06/18/2012

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Jepsen Asks Regulators To Reject Some Utility Storm Reimbursements

Connecticut’s attorney general is criticizing the state’s two major utilities over last fall’s snowstorm cleanup and wants state regulators to reject some reimbursements.

06/11/2012

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NU-NSTAR Merger Gains Preliminary OK From Regulators

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given preliminary approval to a plan for Hartford-based Northeast Utilities, to merge with Boston-based NSTAR.

03/26/2012

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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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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