Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



August 11, 2020

Senator Needleman, Legislative Leaders of the Energy & Technology Committee Plan Public Hearing

Ask Eversource’s CEO to Participate

The legislative leaders of the Energy & Technology Committee, led by Senate Chair State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex), co-chair State Representative David Arconti (D-Danbury) and Ranking Members Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) and Representative Charles Ferraro (R-West Haven), sent a communication to Eversource’s CEO, James J. Judge asking him to participate in a public hearing they plan to hold to address rate increases and storm response.

Lawmakers, state leaders and residents have expressed disappointment and frustration over Eversource’s delivery rate increases and their poor handling of power outages during Storm Isaias.

In the letter, the bipartisan legislative leaders wrote, “In consideration of Storm Isaias and recent delivery rate increases, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Energy and Technology committee will be conducting a hearing on Eversource and its affiliates. The scope of the hearing will cover Eversource’s storm management response, delivery charges, initiatives to improve the grid, and investments made in linemen.”

“Our hopes are to strengthen residents’ confidence in Eversource, prevent further exorbitant rate increases, and strengthen storm preparedness. We respectfully request your attendance at the hearing and look forward to working collaboratively together on behalf of Eversource customers,” they concluded.

The date for the public hearing will be announced once all the details are finalized.