Latest News - 2012
December 28, 2012 - Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Alert Consumers to Lower Electric Rates
December 19, 2012 - OCC Sheds Light on the Process and Details of a Rate Case
December 6, 2012 - West Hartford to Host Solar Celebration at Wolcott Elementary School
November 28, 2012 - Peaking Power Plants Update
November 28, 2012 - Connecticut Agencies Protest ISO New England Budget Increases - view filing
November 26, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Urges Caution When Shopping for 2013 Electric Rates
November 14, 2012 - National Average of Allowed Utility Return on Equity Hits Record Low Level
November 9, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Urges Customers to Take Advantage of Storm-Related Credits
November 2, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Urges Everyone to Check Appliances During the Power Outage
October 31, 2012 - OCC Meets with Municipal Officials in Towns Affected by Hurricane Sandy
October 29, 2012 - Changes to Enhanced 911 Program to Take Effect January 1, 2013
October 10, 2012 - Connecticut Moves Up to #6 State for Energy Efficiency
October 1, 2012 - Peaking Power Plants Update
September 21, 2012 - OCC Supports Procurement Plan for Standard Service Customers
September 12, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Releases 2011-2012 Scorecard
September 4, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel to Participate in Application of Federal Grant
September 4, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Releases 2012 Annual Report
August 30, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Welcomes New Attorney
August 16, 2012 - Consumers Need Energetic Public Watchdogs - Hartford Courant Editorial
August 13, 2012 - CL&P Pays Cheshire Woman Billed 25 Years For Street Lights $10,000 - Hartford Courant Article by Kevin Hunt
August 11, 2012 - Scrambling To Be Ready for the Next Big Storm - Hartford Courant OP-Ed Article by Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz
August 10, 2012 - Energy Costs Up During Summer Months
July 24, 2012 - Response to Draft Decision on Storm Response: Too Weak (State Officials); Too Strong (CL&P) - courant.com Article
July 3, 2012 - OCC's Recommendations in Storm Docket
June 18, 2012 - Peaking Power Plants Update
June 15, 2012 - OCC Unveils New Logo
June 12, 2012 - Comprehensive Energy Planning for the State
June 11, 2012 - Connecticut Officials Heap Criticism on CL&P - New Haven Register Article
June 8, 2012 - Rate Basing Electric Conservation & Load Management Programs
May 18, 2012 - Connecticut's Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative
May 11, 2012 - Boost Bottom Line Through Energy Efficiency
April 27, 2012 - OCC JOB POSTING: STAFF ATTORNEY 2
April 25, 2012 - Water Submetering: What is it and Who is Impacted?
April 23, 2012 - Storm Docket Proceeding Continues in the Hearing Room. View OCC's Testimony in Storm Docket: 4/5/2012, 4/9/2012, 4/11/2012, 4/17/2012
April 19, 2012 - Peaking Power Plants in Connecticut
April 10, 2012 - Energy Sustainability Tips To Business Owners - StamfordPlus.com Article
March 29, 2012 - EPA Awards NEEP and Energy Efficiency Fund Energy Star - StamfordPlus.com Article
March 23, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Urges Settlement Approval in NU-NSTAR Merger Case
March 19, 2012 - Governor's Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative
March 14, 2012 - OCC's Richard Steeves' Article on Energy Effieciency Programs Helping Small Businesses - Hartford Business Journal Article Link
March 13, 2012 - NU-NSTAR Merger - Hartford Courant Article Link
February 29, 2012 - Survival of the 'Energy' Fittest: Small Business and Boosting Bottom Line
February 27, 2012 - The Consolidation of the Water Industry in Connecticut Continues
February 24, 2012 - The 2012 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) looks at the projected future electricity supply and demand for Connecticut and develops a plan to meet those needs.
February 24, 2012 - Elin Swanson Katz Confirmed as Consumer Counsel
February 16, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Proposes Legislation
February 15, 2012 - OCC, The Storms, and Docket Number 11-09-09. Whether directly or indirectly, just about everyone in our State felt the impact of power and communications outages from Tropical Storm Irene and the October Nor'easter.
February 10, 2012 - Office of Consumer Counsel Releases Updated Annual Report
February 8, 2012 - "Energy Efficiency in Connecticut 2012: Where We Are and What Lies Ahead," a presentation by OCC's Principal Utilities Finance Specialist and First Vice Chair of the Energy Efficiency Board, Richard Steeves.
February 3, 2012 - About the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund
January 27, 2012 - OCC and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) to Conduct Briefings Across the State Entitled "Guidelines for the Development of a Strategic Plan for Accessibility to and Adoption of Broadband Services in Connecticut"
January 18, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Applauds PURA's Decision to Review Proposed Merger
January 18, 2012 - OCC Seeks Clarification from Appellate Court Regarding When an Agency Decision Under Reconsideration is Final for Purposes of Appeal Under the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, as Amended by Public Act 06-32. OCC's brief, linked here, focuses on the Superior Court's denial of a motion to dismiss an appeal of a Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) decision that was under reconsideration at the time the appeal was taken.
January 13, 2012 - OCC Argues for NU/NSTAR Merger Review at PURA. OCC is hopeful that a merger review will occur so that the interests of Connecticut's citizens and utility customers will be considered.
January 13, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Backs PURA, Towns
January 11, 2012 - Consumer Counsel Issues Storm Restoration Survey