CURRENT NEWS

COVID-19 Update: CT Travel Advisory Updated, PURA Extends COVID-19 Payment Program Enrollment Date

September 24, 2020

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced that it has issued a ruling that will extend the enrollment period for the COVID-19 Payment Program for non-residential utility customers through November 1, 2020. The enrollment period for the program for both residential and non-residential utility customers will now extend through November 1.

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Federal Lost Wages Assistance Extended to 6 Weeks

September 18, 2020

This week, 250,000 unemployed workers in Connecticut became eligible to receive another $300 a week as part of the federal disaster aid program. Existing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants have already self-certified and do not need to do anything to receive the additional benefit.

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Schools Reopen, States Added to CT Travel Advisory

September 9, 2020

After nearly 6 months out of school buildings, students, teachers and paraprofessionals returned to school this week and last week. Thank you to the administrators and teachers at Ansonia and Derby schools who dedicated countless hours of planning and creative thinking to implement a reopening plan that safeguards the health of students, educators, families, and our communities. School leaders have taken great care to ensure students, staff, and faculty can learn and teach in a safe environment.

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State Leaders Unveil "Take Back Our Grid Act"

August 21, 2020

On Monday the chairs of the Energy and Technology Committee unveiled the "Take Back Our Grid Act." The legislation seeks to hold Connecticut utilities responsible and provide stronger protections for ratepayers.

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