PURA: Press Releases
Press Releases
2014
12/17/2014PURA Issues Final Decision on CL&P Rate Request
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling that reduces by approximately $101.9 million a $231.6 million revenue increase request filed by CL&P in June 2014.
12/15/2014Gov. Malloy Re-Appoints Rob Klee as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he intends to re-appoint Rob Klee as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015
12/1/2014PURA Issues Draft Decision on CL&P Rate Request - Proposed Increase Reduced by $100M
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today released a draft decision reducing by more than $100M the amount that The Connecticut Light and Power Company originally sought to increase electric distribution rates to all classes of customers.
11/17/2014PURA Approves Revised Electric Generation Rates
  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has approved revised generation rates for residential and business customers taking Standard Service generation from The Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company (UI).
10/20/2014PURA Claim Nets $30M Refund for Connecticut Ratepayers
  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled that Connecticut electric ratepayers are due an estimated $30M refund as a result of legal claims pressed by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory along with other New England participants.
10/17/2014Connecticut Officials to FERC: Rehear and Investigate Protests to ISO-New England Auction Results
  State officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant a rehearing of a notice issued last month that allowed ISO-New England's eighth forward capacity auction (FCA 8) results to go into effect without any determination that the auction results were just, reasonable and free from the exercise of market power.
10/15/2014PURA Approves Frontier/AT&T Settlement Agreement
  The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final decision approving a settlement agreement that will allow Connecticut-based Frontier Communications to purchase for $2 billion from AT&T Inc. all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of The Southern New England Telephone Company, along with related assets.
6/25/2014PURA Finalizes Ruling on Utility Tree Trimming Plans
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling modifying the Connecticut Light & Power Company's (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company's (UI) tree trimming and vegetation management practices.
4/17/2014PURA Issues Interim Draft Decision Concerning Business and Marketing Practices of Retail Electricity Companies
  Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued an interim draft decision in a matter concerning the business and marketing practices of companies engaged in the retail electricity market place.
4/14/2014Governor Malloy Releases Connecticut's Cybersecurity Strategy
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released a cybersecurity plan for Connecticut’s utilities to help strengthen defense against possible future threats, such as a cyberattack. Connecticut is the first state to present a cybersecurity strategy in partnership with the utilities, and will share it with other states working on similar plans.
3/19/2014Operation Fuel to Receive $2.5 Million in Agreement with NU
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that he is withdrawing his petition seeking penalties against Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) for the company’s alleged impairing and impeding of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) during the authority’s investigation of the utility’s power restoration after the October 2011 Nor’easter.
3/11/2014PURA Calls for Suspension of Enhanced Tree Trimming
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today requested that tree trimming efforts by the Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) and the United Illuminating Company (UI) temporarily be scaled back following public opposition and concerns raised regarding the plans.
3/4/2014PURA to Hold Public Hearings on Tree Trimming Plans
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced it will hold public hearings this week to solicit additional comment in its review of utility tree trimming plans.
3/3/2014New Area Code Coming to Connecticut in 2014
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announces that a new area code will be introduced later this year in Connecticut, in the calling region currently served by the 860 area code. Because of continuing local demand for telephone numbers, remaining unassigned telephone numbers in the 860 area code are expected to be exhausted by the end of 2014.
2/4/2014PURA to Hold Public Hearings on Electric Suppliers
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced it will hold a series of public hearings to solicit public comment in its ongoing investigation of the electric supplier market in Connecticut.
2/3/2014PURA Issues Draft Ruling on CL&P Storm Costs
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a preliminary ruling that would reduce by $49M the amount that The Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) may recover from Connecticut ratepayers through its storm reserve account for costs associated with five major storms that hit Connecticut in 2011 and 2012.
1/22/2014PURA Issues Final Decision on CNG Rate Request
  Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a final ruling authorizing a 1.9% ($6.505M) rate increase for the Connecticut Natural Gas Company (CNG).