Municipalities Rap Connecticut Regulators Over Storm

July 25, 2012

Connecticut’s municipalities say state regulators failed to consider their testimony when reviewing the performance of Connecticut Light & Power before and after massive power outages due to an October snow storm last year.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities responded Monday to a draft decision last week by regulators criticizing Connecticut Light & Power for its handling of the outages and preparation before the storm.

The municipalities say a consulting group’s report used by regulators failed to include the views of municipal officials. Towns and cities say more than 100 public streets were closed due to downed power lines five days after the storm.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is due to issue on Aug. 1 a final decision on whether to reject CL&P’s request for recovery of storm costs and reduce its profit.

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