House Republicans ask Malloy to call special session to avoid future blackouts

House Republican Leader Larry Cafero is asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to convene a special session to consider legislation that aims to prevent future lengthy blackouts like the one the state currently faces.

“We should come back in special session by December to pass legislation that will bolster our state’s response to natural disasters and shorten the time anyone is without power,” Cafero said in a statement.

Legislation he says should be considered includes requiring additional utility work crews, minimum staffing levels and increase the use of fuel cells to provide more electricity not dependent on the electric grid.

Democratic legislators also have a list of suggestions.