Connecticut AG George Jepsen Calls for Penalties on CL&P
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen called for meaningful penalties today [Monday] for Connecticut Light and Power's responses to last year's Tropical Storm Irene and October Nor'easter. Jepsen filed a brief today with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority as part of an ongoing investigation into the preparation for and response to last year's storms by the utilities. Jepsen says CL&P ignored warnings to activate an aggressive response to the storms, and misinformed customers about when their power would return. He says the next rate-making session for Connecticut utilities is several years down the road, but he wants the utility regulators to make a case against CL&P now to ensure that no storm recovery costs are passed on to consumers.