PURA Schedules Eversource Hearing for August 24

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource

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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 9, 2020 by admin


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

There are currently 12,698 United Illuminating (UI) customers and 278,000 Eversource customers still without power as of this afternoon. Eversource expects nearly all customers to have power by 11:59

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Capitol Update: Power Outages, Eversource Rates, Travel Advisory, and Absentee Ballots

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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Power Outages Statewide

Tropical Storm Isaias left over 700,000 Connecticut residents without power, and as of this morning, Governor Lamont has declared a State of Emergency. Damage is widespread. Eversource and United Illuminating (UI), the state’s two main electric distributors, along with several municipal providers and emergency crews, are assessing the situation. The priority is clearing roads and making areas safe for statewide power restoration. They have not provided a timeline as of this

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