Latest News - 2013

December 26, 2013 - UI Bills Expected to Drop in the New Year - Shelton Herald Article

December 24, 2013 - New Charge Included in Your 2014 Electric Bill

December 23, 2013 - OCC Encourages Participation in Winter Heating Assistance Programs

December 20, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Urges Consumers to Budget for Rising Energy Prices in January; Discusses Options for Reducing Costs

December 20, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Katz Speaks at December 2013 CPES Meeting

December 18, 2013 - OCC Chairs Newly Formed NASUCA Committee

December 16, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz to Participate in AARP Teletown Hall Meeting

December 12, 2013 - OCC in Attendance at Somers Solar Facility Dedication Ceremony

December 10, 2013 - OCC was in attendance at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Governor's Breakfast. Gov. Malloy Speaks Clean Energy, Small Business Support at Chamber Breakfast

December 10, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Panelist at CCIF and NASUCA Conferences in Orlando

December 6, 2013 - Statement of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz on New England Joint Energy Infrastructure Statement

December 2, 2013 - WTNH Channel 8 Coverage of Single Pole Administrator Hearing

November 27, 2013 - OCC Files Testimony in PURA Single Pole Administrator Docket

OCC Recommends Rate Decrease for Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) Customers

November 26, 2013 - NENAWC Meeting Addressed IRS Repair Tax Allowance: An Epic Opportunity to Share Tax Benefits With Connecticut Ratepayers

November 22, 2013 -OCC Engaged in Connecticut Cyber Security Discussion

November 7, 2013 - Jepsen, Katz, Hail Decision to Review NU's Controversial Outsourcing of Information Technology Department - New Haven Register

November 4, 2013 - OCC Files Petition for Administrative Appeal in Aquarion Rate Case

November 1, 2013 - State Officials Urge Deep Cuts to $414M Storm Cost Request From CL&P - Hartford Courant Article

October 30, 2013 - Unfair Billing Leaves Family With Huge Water Bill - WTNH Channel 8 Segment

October 15, 2013 - OCC Advocates for Ratepayer Interests in its Brief in the PURA Natural Gas Expansion Plan Docket

October 2, 2013 - Aquarion Water's Rate Proposal Increase Slashed in PURA's Final Decision

October 2, 2013 - OCC Participates in CNG Rate Case

September 13, 2013 - Consumer Advocates Argue for Internet Services Consumer Protections in Federal Court

PURA Hearings on Natural Gas Expansion Plan to Begin September 10, 2013

September 3, 2013 - Regulators Approve Connecticut Water Settlement; $10 Million Tax Refund Will Reduce Rates Charged to Customers

August 30, 2013 - OCC Releases Annual Report

August 20, 2013 - OCC Actively Participates as 959 Area Code Overlay Issues Arise

August 13, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Asks PURA for Investigation Into Electric Supplier's "Municipal Marketing Program"

August 7, 2013 - Judge's Preliminary Decision on Transmission Rates Favorable to New England States and Electric Utility Customers

July 31, 2013 - NTIA Awards a $1.4 Million Grant to Connecticut to Assist in FirstNet Planning

July 30, 2013 - Draft Decision Released in United Illuminating Rate Case

CL&P and Yankee Gas Launch AllConnect Service for Customers

July 23, 2013 - Pricing Electricity By Demand Could Put Heat On Customers - Hartford Courant OP-ED -

July 15, 2013 - OCC Participates in PURA Docket No. 13-03-11 Regarding Steel Pointe in BridgeportOCC Participates in PURA Docket No. 13-03-11 Regarding Steel Pointe in Bridgeport

July 1, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Katz, AG Jepsen: Agreement Provides $10 Million in Refunds to Connecticut Water Co. Customers

June 20, 2013 - Office of Consumer Counsel an Active Participant in Aquarion Water Rate Case

June 17, 2013 - Consumer Counsel Wins Superior Court Case Regarding Payments to the Waterside Power Plant, Saving Money for Connecticut Electric Customers

June 14, 2013 - OCC Continues Advocating for Central Management of the State's Public Rights of Way

June 7, 2013 - AG, OCC Win Refunds for Residents Charged Through Unauthorized Sub-Metering of Electricity

June 4, 2013 - AG, OCC: UI Rates Should Decrease, Not Increase - Hartford Courant Article

June 1, 2013 - Lawmakers Won't Be Selling Your Electric Bill to the Highest Bidder - CT News Junkie Article

May 23, 2013 - Katz Opposes Connecticut Power Plan - New Haven Register Article

May 22, 2013 - Electricity Customers Could See Major Switch In Service - Consumer Counsel Elin Katz interviewed in this second NBC CT Troubleshooters segment.

May 16, 2013 - Electric Bill Surge Raises Questions - Consumer Counsel Elin Katz interviewed in this NBC CT Troubleshooters segment.

May 16, 2013 - Office of Consumer Counsel Files Brief in 2013-2015 Conservation and Load Management Docket

May 13, 2013 - Action Against ISO-New England Budget Resolved as CT and Other New England States Sign Settlement Agreement

May 13, 2013 - Regulators Address Issues Resulting From Storm Sandy

May 8, 2013 - Electric Ratepayers Will See $75 Million in Reimbursements From Settlement on Nuclear Waste Storage

April 24, 2013 - Presentation Highlighting FirstNet Grant and State of CT Public Safety and Homeland Security Upgrades

April 16, 2013 - Letter From Consumer Counsel to Ratepayers of the United Illuminating Company

April 9, 2013 - Statement of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz on CL&P Storm Documents

March 27, 2013 - OCC Participates in Siting Council Docket No. 435 Regarding Proposed CL&P Underground Transmission Project in Stamford

March 20, 2013 - Aquarion Applies for Rate Increase

March 20, 2013 - OCC Staff Members Testify Before Legislative Committees

OCC Meets with Spectra Energy Regarding Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

February 21, 2013 - OCC Testifies in Opposition of Telephone Company Deregulation Bill

OCC Testifies in Opposition of Telephone Company Deregulation BillJanuary 31, 2013 - OCC Participates in PURA Docket No. 12-11-07 Investigating Utility Restoration Following Storm Sandy

January 25, 2013 - Consolidation of Water Industry ContinuesConsolidation of Water Industry Continues

January 18, 2013 - United Illuminating Files Notice of Intent

AARP Bulletin Article