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Lawmakers Tackle Energy Reforms Following Storm

Farmington Avenue near Garfield was closed following Tropical Storm Isaias due to a large tree across the road that also brought down a slew of wires. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Testimony was heard Tuesday.

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee heard testimony Tuesday about proposed legislation that would compensate ratepayers for almost every day they spent without power this summer following Tropical Storm Isaias. The legislation would also change how regulators look at setting rates.

“This bill reflects a lot of the urgent challenges ratepayers have been experiencing over the last few months during this pandemic including opportunities to address the economic dislocation that families and businesses have been experiencing during the pandemic,” Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes said.

Read more at NBC Connecticut.

Republished with permission from CTNewsJunkie.com, all rights reserved.

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