Eversource

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Connecticut regulators plan to investigate the state’s largest power company, Eversource, for rate hikes following its poor response to Tropical Storm Isaias. It’s the same rate hike they approved over the last few years.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal said a small municipally-owned utility in southeastern Connecticut restored power to all its customers within a couple of days of Tropical Storm Isaias. That’s in contrast to the state’s largest utility Eversource that took more than a week to restore power.

The opaque world of energy policy continues to roil the surface of state government as regulators again have chastised the state’s two biggest utilities: Eversource and United Illuminating. This time, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority fined both companies, alleging an “insufficient” rollout of a program called shared solar.

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Connecticut lawmakers say James Judge, the CEO of Eversource, has agreed to testify at a public hearing next week. Legislation drafted would require Eversource to pay compensation to customers who lost power in widespread outages following Tropical Storm Isaias.

John Minchillo / Assoicated Press

Parts of Connecticut and Long Island continue to struggle without power six days days after Tropical Storm Isaias.

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