HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut’s Attorney General wants the state’s two major utilities to pay for what he called a failure to plan for and adequately respond to last year’s major storms.
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“The penalties could exceed $100 million,” Jepsen told WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority must give final approval to any penalties.READ MORE: In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Allowed For Class Of 2021 In New York State
Jepsen said that, if approved, the $100 million in penalties would readjust rates, leaving the utility with less revenue going forward.
Jepsen said costs related to the utilities’ imprudence should not be passed on to rate payers.
He also said that that CL&P led customers to believe that power would be restored long before it actually was.
CL&P said that it would await the decision of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority before commenting publicly.
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