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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.


File photo of a recent gas explosion. (credit: HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Sue Utilities Over Conn. House Explosion

Two families are suing two Connecticut utilities alleging negligence in connection with a 2012 natural gas explosion that leveled one New Haven home and damaged another.


Electric worker restores power (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Competitive Electric Suppliers Costing Consumers More Than $13M Monthly

New state data cements consumers complaints about the competitive electric supplier market.


Electric line repairs (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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.


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Utility Puts Tree Trimming On Hold

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) – The United Illuminating Co. is putting its proposed tree-trimming plan in southwestern Connecticut on hold, after customers said they were worried about too many trees being cut down and the […]


Joel Polanco Courtesy of West Haven Police

New York Man Charged In Electricity Theft

A Bronx, New York man is under arrest, accused of stealing electricity in order to help his marijuana growing operation. Thirty-three-year-old Joel Polanco had been under investigation for some time, according to West Haven police. […]


Street Flooding (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

State Mops Up After Andrea

There were no serious problems reported as a result of our most recent bout with Mother Nature. Storm Andrea dropped the predicted two-to-four inches of rain. There were some problems on highways Friday evening as […]


Utility Surveys Customers On Storm Response

The United Illuminating Co. is surveying customers to find out what they thought of the utility’s work restoring power during and after Superstorm Sandy.


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United Illuminating President to Retire

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The president and chief operating officer of United Illuminating is announcing he will retire at the end of the year. Anthony Vallillo also will step down as executive vice president […]


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UI Adding Up Sandy Costs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ United Illuminating’s parent company says the cost to restore power following Superstorm Sandy is between $35 million and $40 million, which it will seek from ratepayers in a request to […]