PURA Draft Okays $19.25 Monthly Electric HikeThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority cut the increase in its "fixed rate" charges sought by Connecticut Light and Power -- but the draft decision still means a $19.25/monthly service charge for residential customers, up from $16 at present,
Electric Prices Jump For Customers Of Some Power Suppliers Connecticut's attorney general and consumer advocate warned electricity customers on Thursday about price spikes by some power suppliers that are nearly double what the two regulated utilities are charging.
Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CESFord plans to unveil at this month's International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.
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.
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.
No Projection On Power Restoration Connecticut's largest utility is handling large-scale power outages following Superstorm Sandy as it did after last year's destructive autumn snow storm in nearly every way but one: no restoration projections.
Flooding Could Affect Utility Substations Connecticut's governor says he expects Monday night's high tide will cause flooding that will take out power substations and sewage treatment facilities along the state's shoreline.
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.
Bay State To Review Local Electric ServiceMassachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has launched a review of standards used to measure the overall service quality of local utility companies to determine if they are adequate.
Electric Customers Benefit From Lower RatesElectric customers in Connecticut will pay lower electric bills as a result of falling natural gas prices and other costs.
Storm's Effect On Electric Rates To Be DeterminedA 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.