Ct. Gov. schedules hearings on storm utility response

The News Leader

March 26, 2010 12:07:41 PM PDT
Gov. Jodi Rell announced that the first of four public hearings to be held as part of the investigation she ordered into the actions of the state's two largest electric utilities during and after the March 13-14 storm is scheduled for April 7 at the New Canaan Town Hall. The first public session will be in the auditorium at the Town Hall, 77 Main Street, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Additional hearings will be held in:

Westport: April 12, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, 6:30 p.m.
Fairfield: April 14, Fairfield Town Hall, 725 Old Post Road, 6:30 p.m.
Greenwich: April 15, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, 6:30 p.m.

Earlier this month, Governor Rell directed the Department of Public Utility Control and the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to conduct a joint investigation into complaints about the actions of Connecticut Light & Power Co. (CL&P) and United Illuminating Co. (UI). The severe storm brought high winds and heavy rains that contributed to the deaths of three people, downed thousands of trees and tree limbs, snapped hundreds of utility poles and left nearly 100,000 Connecticut homes and businesses without power.