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Connecticut

Getting Ready for the Next Big Storm

Law makes utilities responsible for preparing for major weather events or pay penalty

AARP Bulletin State News State News CT: Utilities and Emergency Preparedness

Robert Rodman, whose Avon house lost power for eight days after last year’s nor'easter, joined AARP Connecticut in lobbying to hold utilities accountable when they fail to adequately prepare for emergencies. — Photo by Rob Penner

After living without electricity for eight days following last fall's nor'easter, 80-year-old Robert Rodman was happy to volunteer his time to hold utilities accountable when they fail to adequately prepare for and respond to emergencies. … Back to Article

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The move to deregulate energy utilities was made to encourage competitive pricing and customer service. The outcome however, has been very different from its intended purpose.

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