Posted on August 27, 2020 by admin
Energy and Technology Committee Hearing August 27
The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee is holding an informational hearing tomorrow, Thursday, August 27th, regarding Eversource and United Illuminating’s storm management responses, delivery charges, initiatives to improve the grid and more.
The hearing agenda, with a list of invited speakers, is available here.
While the public may submit written testimony, the hearing will not be open for oral comments except from the members of the Energy and Technology Committee.
If you would like to send written testimony
CT-N will provide coverage of the hearing.
August 24th PURA Hearing Roundup
Earlier this week, PURA held an evidentiary hearing on docket 20-01-01 concerning the suspended July rate increases for Eversource. I testified at the hearing and thanked PURA for suspending Eversource’s rate increases and for its re-examination into the causes of such dramatic increases in ratepayers electric bills. I also made comments during the hearing countering misleading informations that Millstone is largely responsible for the rate increases.
The majority of the hearing focused on questions from PURA, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of Consumer Counsel requesting evidentiary data on various rate components. Prior to this hearing, Eversource submitted written answers to some questions.
Some of the discussions included:
Upcoming PURA Hearing Schedule – October
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) released a schedule of proceedings for docket 20-08-03 regarding Eversource and United Illuminating’s storm responses.
Three consecutive public hearings have been tentatively scheduled from October 21st through October 23rd.
Details on the public hearings are not yet finalized, however, PURA is currently accepting public comment at email@example.com.
At this time, PURA isn’t scheduled to issue a final decision until April 28, 2021, following a series of evidentiary hearings, briefings and oral arguments.