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Malloy Says Connecticut Is In Better Post-Storm Shape Than Some

Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut got through Wednesday’s winter storm in better shape than some nearby states. He says both Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating will be sending utility crews to Pennsylvania, to help restore electricity to some 650,000 customers there.

02/05/2014

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Grid Operator Sees Electricity Supply Shortage Looming

New England’s electric grid operator is warning that shutdowns of old power plants in the region are reducing supply and driving up prices.

02/05/2014

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PURA Cuts Nearly $50 Million From CL&P Storm Recovery Cost Request

State regulators have cut nearly $50 million from a request by Connecticut’s largest utility for ratepayers to pay for recovery from five destructive storms.

02/03/2014

Electric repairs (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Would Smaller Power Companies Be More Responsive?

For decades, conventional wisdom has held that when it comes to electric utilities, bigger is better. But after the widely criticized response to two major storms last year, Connecticut is exploring whether small, municipal utilities should take on more of the work done by investor-owned companies.

11/22/2012

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Utility Companies Say All Polling Places Will Have Power Tuesday

Connecticut utility companies say all polling places in the state will have power on Election Day on Tuesday, although some might be running on generator power.

11/05/2012

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Utilities Prep For Storm-Related Problems

Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit the region early next
week.

10/25/2012

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Utility Workers To Vote On Contract Offer

Workers at Connecticut’s largest utility may inch closer to a strike when they vote Thursday and Friday on a contract offer that the union’s leadership has recommended be rejected.

10/03/2012

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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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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Proposal Calls For Utility Restoration Standards After Storms

Members of the General Assembly are due to discuss proposed minimum standards for utility restoration after emergencies.

03/19/2012

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