Today my co-chair and I on the Energy & Technology Committee, along with our ranking members, held a press conference at the State Capitol to unveil our “Take Back Our Grid Act,” – legislation we plan to introduce to address many of the issues that we have been having with our utility companies.
The state's annual Sales Tax-Free Week is starting this Sunday, August 16 through next Saturday, August 22.
Our state has been devastated by Tropical Storm Isaias, causing over 700,000 power outages across Connecticut, prompting Governor Ned Lamont Wednesday to apply for an emergency declaration from the federal government. The declaration was approved and allows Connecticut to request direct federal assistance to bolster its response.
After the legislature reached out with our concerns, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ordered Eversource to restore prior rates as of June 30, no later than August 7, while their investigation continues. We have also been informed that PURA is planning a hearing in August.