It turned out that no one could resist a pre-election jab at Eversource.
Republicans questioned the need for the session, but they mostly voted with the Democrats during the special session Wednesday.
Eversource is asking Connecticut to authorize $700 million in borrowing to blunt losses from Tropical Storm Isaias and COVID-19.
Connecticut’s energy regulator balked at Eversource’s calls for collaboration: “That implies it’s our job to get the lights on. And it’s not. It’s their job.
Eversource stock fell, then rallied during a contentious hearing Monday. Its reputation with lawmakers is unlikely to rebound so easily.
Jim Judge, the Eversource exec who largely disappeared from public view after a massive power outage, will appear before the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee.
When the lights went out, Eversource had just come off its best year.
Electric rates charged by Connecticut’s two utilities are headed for major reductions for the six months beginning July 1. Eversource Energy standard offer rates for residential customers will drop by more than one-third, and United Illuminating rates will drop nearly one-third.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to expand a program that allows U.S. companies to hire workers with specialized skills, but after allegations of abuses the senator also wants the program investigated.