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High winds and low temperatures across Connecticut have knocked out power for about two thousand customers ahead of Tuesday’s vote day.

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Oct 29, 2020
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a wide-ranging reform of utility companies in the state. The measures include steeper penalties for companies that fail to respond to outages with speed or communicate the restoration process with customers.

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Governors of five Northeast states are calling for reforms of the operator of the region’s power grid, ISO New England.

Connecticut State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) on the floor of the General Assembly on Oct. 1, 2020.

Connecticut’s electric utilities would soon be required by law to reimburse customers up to $250 for spoiled food and medicine caused by prolonged power outages. State lawmakers passed a bill to that effect in a special session this week.

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Connecticut’s two largest electric utility companies have pushed back on a proposal that would have them pay compensation to their customers if they fail to restore power within 72 hours. The legislation was drafted after their poor response following Tropical Storm Isaias.