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Storm Sandy Public Hearing

Did you lose power during Storm Sandy? Now is your chance to speak out.

Did you lose power or suffer damage to your property
during Storm Sandy? Do you have first hand experiences and important
observations and suggestions you would like the State's' energy
regulatory agency to hear? 

Most of the towns in the 26th District had between
80-100 percent power outages, most for over 7 days, and should weigh in.

PURA the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will be
holding public hearings on whether the utility companies were prepared and
adequately responded to Storm Sandy.

Comments can also be sent using the PURA web filing
system at www.ct.gov/pura, or emailed to dpuc.executivesecretary@po.state.ct.us,
or mailed to:


Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Executive Secretary's Office
10 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Here are the details for the public hearings:

Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Senior Center
91 Taylor Avenue  
East Haven, CT


Monday, January 7, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium
Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium
Waterford Town Hall
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 

The Authority may continue the hearing on additional dates, if deemed necessary.

The public may call the Authority’s offices, at (860) 827-1553, option 4 (using a touch tone phone), commencing each day from 7:30 a.m., to find out if the hearings have been cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather.

Below is the notice of the public hearings.

DOCKET NO.
12-11-07

PURA INVESTIGATION

INTO THE PERFORMANCE OF CONNECTICUT’S ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES AND GAS COMPANIES IN RESTORING SERVICE FOLLOWING STORM SANDY

NOTICE OF HEARING

(January 3, 7 & 15, 2013)

Public Act 12-148, An Act Enhancing Emergency Preparedness and Response, requires that the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (Authority) review the performance of the State of Connecticut’s electric distribution companies and gas companies, after an emergency, when more than 10% of any such company’s customers had been without service for more than 48 consecutive hours. Public Act 12-148, also gives the Authority the discretion to conduct an investigation, if deemed appropriate. 

On its own motion, the Authority has established the docket referenced above, to
investigate the preparedness, service response and communications of The
Connecticut Light and Power Company, The United Illuminating Company,
Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Yankee Gas Services Company, following Storm Sandy in October, 2012.

Letters will be accepted from members of the
general public who have an interest in the outcome of this proceeding through
the last day of the hearing.  The Authority will maintain a file of any
letters so accepted in the offices of the Executive Secretary.  The file
may be reviewed during the regular office hours of the Authority 

 

 

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