Keeping the Power On
More than eight hundred thousand residents were left in the dark when Tropical Storm Isaias swept through Connecticut in August.
Many blamed the big utilities saying they are not prepared to prevent the widespread outages. But others say it’s time to stop the finger-pointing and start planning for long term solutions!
Today on The Full Story that’s what we’re going to do. We’re looking at what it would take to improve the electrical grid in Connecticut to endure future extreme weather conditions.
We speak with all the stakeholders, including one environmental reporter who says the state needs to guide the utilities in a new direction.
A conversation with guests:
- Ebong Udoma, WSHU's Senior Political Reporter
- Jan Ellen Spiegel, CT Mirror Reporter on energy, environment, food and agriculture
- Marissa Gillett, Chairman CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
- Jennifer Schilling, Vice President of Grid Modernization at Eversource Energy
- Amy McLean, Senior Policy Advocate and Connecticut Director at Acadia Center