AG Jepsen: Fine CL&P For Impeding Investigation Into Halloween Snowstorm

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Remember when CL&P kept promising 99 percent restoration of power in the days after the great October snowstorm in 2011?

\"jepsen\"Turns out even their employees may have suspected they were blowing smoke.

Attorney General George Jepsen has asked the Public Utility Regulatory Authority to levy fines against the power giant because

… the company impeded the state regulatory authority’s ability to fully investigate the storm restoration efforts after the October Nor’easter in 2011 by failing to completely disclose important information during last year’s storm response investigation.

Jepsen says:

“As the restoration from the October Nor’easter proceeded, CL&P committed to the Governor, municipal officials and its customers that it would restore 99 percent of all homes and businesses in each town it served by midnight on Nov. 6 … The documents produced are relevant to whether the Nov. 6 restoration projection was reasonable and whether CL&P knew that estimate was attainable.”

One of those documents released by Jepsen today is an email that calls estimates for power restoration in the Farmington Valley \”a work of fiction.\”

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More from Jepsen here.

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6 thoughts on “AG Jepsen: Fine CL&P For Impeding Investigation Into Halloween Snowstorm

  1. terrence.donovan@att.net

    Yea…great…and how does CL&P get it’s money…oh that’s right through rates they charge…no worry, rates won’t go up due to this moronic action…

  2. HarryH

    Imagine if we fined government for every work of fiction that they published and every time they hid whatever version of the truth they decide they want to use today.

    The bully demanded answers when no one was ready to give them and politics were more important than truth or electricity anyway.

  3. pat

    there go rate hikes for everyone and those affected will pay twice. once for the rate hike and once for loss of items in the storm. sure sounds good to me. we keep electing these idiots so now they have to pay for it.

    1. Marc Romanow

      CL&P has asked for customers to pay for costs associated with the 2 storms in 2011, which will ultimately be decided by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which is now part of the DEEP. All 3 of the appointees of this agency have declared themselves “Non-Partisan”. I’m not sure what role politics will play in the decision.

  4. Liberalism is a mental disorder

    Evil corporation= bad. Gubamint = good. The libtardian press hopes that if this message is delivered enough you suckers will believe it.

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