Following Isaias response, bill would put utilities on the hook for outage costs | Utility Dive

A bipartisan group of Connecticut lawmakers on Monday proposed legislation, dubbed the “Take Back Our Grid Act,” that would subject Eversource Energy and Avangrid subsidiary United Illuminating to greater scrutiny and possible penalties in the event of power outages that extend longer than two days.

Edison Electric Institute (EEI), which represents investor-owned utilities, warned the law would amount to “wholesale” change in the regulation of Connecticut power companies and could leave the utilities on the hook for damage caused by a natural disaster that would otherwise be considered an “act of God.”

Read more here: Following outrage over Hurricane Isaias response, Connecticut bill would put utilities on the hook for outage costs | Utility Dive

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