PURA: Press Releases
Press Releases
2012
12/28/2012PURA Vice Chairman Betkoski Named to Leadership Positions With Two Utility Regulatory Organizations
  Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Vice Chairman John Betkoski III, has been named to leadership positions with two organizations focused on utility regulatory issues.
12/12/2012PURA Schedules Public Hearings on Storm Sandy Response
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced the schedule of public hearings on the preparation and response of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and gas companies in restoring service following Storm Sandy.
12/6/2012PURA Approves Reduction in Generation Rates for Electricity - Lower Costs Take Effect January 1, 2013
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved reduced generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) or United Illuminating (UI).
12/6/2012Connecticut Electric Ratepayers to Receive $5 Million Benefit through Federal Settlement with Constellation Energy
  Connecticut electric ratepayers will benefit from $5 million through a settlement between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Constellation Energy Commodities Group, Inc., Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Chairman Arthur House announced today.
12/3/2012Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Seek To Enforce Terms of Merger Settlement Agreement With Northeast Utilities
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today asked state utility regulators to compel Northeast Utilities to respond to questions about layoffs and staffing levels at NU following its merger with NSTAR, as required by the Settlement Agreement.
11/28/2012Connecticut Agencies Protest ISO New England Budget Increases
  Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will file a protest today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against ISO New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE’s) proposal to increase its budget, paid for by electric customers, by nearly 10 percent.
11/16/2012PURA to Review Performance of Connecticut Utilities in Preparing for and Responding to Storm Sandy
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced that it has opened a formal docket to review the performance of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and other public service companies in preparing for and responding to Storm Sandy.
11/8/2012DEEP to Hold First Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy
  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the first public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 PM at the Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace.
11/1/2012Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Reminds Residents to Report Service Interruption Issues Directly to Utilities
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today reminded the public that all questions regarding electrical outages and restoration of service should be reported directly to the service provider: Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), United Illuminating (UI) or your municipal electric company.
1/18/2012PURA Final Decision Calls for Review of NU/NSTAR Merger
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today concluded that it has the regulatory jurisdiction to review and approve the proposed merger between Northeast Utilities (NU) and NSTAR.
1/4/2012PURA Issues Draft Ruling Calling for Review of NU/NStar Merger
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a draft decision in which it concludes that it has the regulatory jurisdiction to review and approve the proposed merger between Northeast Utilities and NStar.