PURA: Press Releases
Press Releases
2013
11/22/2013PURA Approves Statewide Natural Gas Expansion Plan
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a decision expected to broadly expand availability of natural gas service to residents and businesses throughout the state.
11/6/2013PURA Issues Draft Ruling on Natural Gas Expansion Plan
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a draft ruling approving broad expansion of natural gas service throughout the state.
9/24/2013PURA Renders Decision on Aquarion Water Rate Request
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today ruled on the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut's (Aquarion) rate increase proposal, trimming almost $13M off the requested $26.9M increase.
8/14/2013PURA Issues Final Decision on UI Rate Request
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling authorizing The United Illuminating Company (UI) to increase electric distribution rates approximately 16.5% - approximately $45.78M - over two years.
8/7/2013Judge’s Preliminary Decision on Transmission Rates Favorable to New England States and Electric Utility Customers
  A federal judge has agreed with Connecticut and the New England states that earnings paid to electric transmission owners are too high, a decision that could mean substantial savings for the region’s utility customers if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
7/29/2013DEEP Accepting Applications for EVConnecticut Incentives Program
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that funding is available to businesses and municipalities for the installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Connecticut.
7/24/2013Governor Malloy Announces Nation's First Statewide Microgrid Pilot
  Governor Malloy, joined by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty, and state and local officials, today announced that nine microgrid projects in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Groton, Hartford, Middletown, Storrs, Windham, and Woodbridge have been awarded a total of $18 million in funding primarily through the DEEP Microgrid Pilot Program.
7/1/2013Agreement Provides $10 Million in Refunds to Connecticut Water Co. Customers
  Due to changes in the federal Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) accounting regulations, Connecticut Water Co. stands to recover approximately $10 million for taxes paid since 2010 and, under a settlement agreement finalized today, the company will refund those dollars to its customers over a two-year period, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Attorney General George Jepsen announced.
6/17/2013Statement of DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty Concerning Natural Gas Expansion Plans Submitted By Gas Utilities
  Commissioner Daniel C. Esty of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued the following statement concerning the comprehensive joint gas expansion plan filed by Yankee Gas, Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) and Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG).
6/5/2013Comprehensive Energy Strategy Will Lower Energy Rates and Create Jobs
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy applauded final passage of House Bill 6360 – An Act Concerning the Implementation of Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The legislation is expected to lower consumer utility rates, expand energy choices, and create at least 10,000 clean energy jobs.
6/4/2013Governor Mallow Hails Final Passage of Bill to Modernize the State's Renewable Energy Strategy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today applauded final passage of Senate Bill 1138, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Clean Energy Goals.
5/13/2013Action Against ISO-New England Budget Resolved as CT and Other New England States Sign Settlement Agreement
  The Connecticut-led effort to rein in and establish oversight procedures for the budget of the organization that operates New England’s electric grid has taken an important step forward with parties to the matter reaching a settlement agreement.
5/8/2013Electric Ratepayers Will See $75 Million in Reimbursements From Settlement on Nuclear Waste Storage
  Connecticut’s electric ratepayers will see their monthly bills reduced by $75 million over the next three years under a plan for the distribution of funds resulting from a successful suit against the federal government for its failure to develop a permanent storage facility for spent fuel from nuclear power plants.
1/7/2013PURA Storm Sandy Public Hearings Continue Tonight in Westport
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will hold a public hearing tonight in Westport as it continues its review of the preparation and response of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and gas companies in restoring service following Storm Sandy.
1/3/2013Connecticut Agencies Win Federal Hearing on ISO New England Budget Increases
  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has agreed to a state request to hold an unprecedented hearing on the proposed budget increase for ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), which operates New England’s regional transmission grid and electricity markets.