Latest News Archives - 2017 - 2018

December 31, 2018 - OCC is an Active Participant in PURA's Electric Distribution System Planning & Grid Modernization Proceeding

December 27, 2018 - How Much Do Holiday Light Decorations Really Cost You?

December 18, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, November 2017 Through October 2018

December 7, 2018 - $21 million Technology and Innovation Hub opens in Hartford

December 7, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Katz and OCC Staff Deliver Presentation to Lamont-Bysiewicz Transition Energy Policy Committee

December 4, 2018 - Standard Service Electric Rates Approved for the First-Half of 2019

November 16, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, October  2017 Through September 2018

November 7, 2018 - US Supreme Court leaves legal precedent supporting net neutrality

November 6, 2018 - Political Robocalls and Robotexts are finally a target of the FCC

November 2, 2018 - CT's Low Income Energy Advisory Board Releases Policy Recommendations

October 31, 2018 - A Winter Cold Snap May Raise Electric Reliability Concerns

October 31, 2018 - Utility Infrastructure Security Conference Explores Unique Challenges to Addressing Twenty-First Century Security Threats 

October 19, 2018 - Third-Party Electric Suppliers Hit with Lawsuits and Penalties in Massachusetts and Illinois; Restitution Sought for Affected Consumers

October 9, 2018 - Connecticut's Defenses from Cybercrime Threats

September 26, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, September 2017 Through August

2018

September 7, 2018 - ISO New England Files Fuel Security Proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 

September 7, 2018 - OCC Releases Its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

September 6, 2018 - CoSN Digital Equity Toolkit - 2018 Update

September 5, 2018 - CONSUMER COUNSEL ELIN SWANSON KATZ ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT SLASHING YANKEE GAS'S REQUESTED RATE INCREASE BY 65%

August 30, 2018 - Office of Consumer Counsel Successfully Negotiates $27 Million Reduction to CNG's Rate Increase Request

August 28, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Provides Consumer Perspective at Electric Power Research Institute Conference

August 23, 2018 - Aftermath of Gypsy Moth Infestation Poses Risks to Electric Utility Infrastructure in Eastern Connecticut

August 16, 2018 - OCC Considers Best Cost Effectiveness Testing for CT's CL&M Programs

August 15, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, July 2017 Through June 2018

August 3, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, June 2017 Through May 2018

July 18, 2018 - PURA Levies $250,000 Civil Penalty Against Choice Energy

July 11, 2018 - Quarterly Report of The Independent Consumer Advocate of The Metropolitan District Commission April - June 2018 

July 2, 2018 - Regional Energy Security Remains a Concern

June 29, 2018 - Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate Second Quarterly Report June 2018

June 19, 2018 - AT&T gets green light to buy Time Warner - consumer beware

June 13, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, April 2017 Through March 2018

June 12, 2018 - PURA Opens Proceeding to Explore Placing Hardship Customers on Standard Service

June 11, 2018 - Net Neutrality consumer protection rules are officially repealed today

May 31, 2018 - Generation Supply Update: New Standard Service Electric Rates Set For July 1, 2018

May 31, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Honored by Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts

May 31, 2018 - Sweden Charging Electric Vehicles on the Move

May 16, 2018 - PURA Approves Settlement Agreements in Eversource Energy Rate Case

May 9, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, March 2017 Through February 2018

April 30, 2018 - Energy Efficiency Showcase at State Capitol Highlights Program Successes  

April 19, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Seeks Cease and Desist Order from PURA Prohibiting Liberty Power From Marketing to Connecticut Residents During Investigation of Illegal and Deceptive Marketing Practices - OCC PRESS RELEASE

April 4, 4018 - Office of Consumer Counsel Welcomes New Attorney

April 3, 2018 - Federal Ruling on New Capacity Market Rules Threatens to Complicate Electricity Planning and Raise Prices for Connecticut

April 3, 2018 - Initial Estimates Show Digital Economy Accounted for 6.5 Percent of GDP in 2016

March 26, 2018 - 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call placed in 1968

March 23, 2018 - Power of the People podcast, with Elin Katz, Connecticut Consumer Counsel and President of NASUCA

March 21, 2018 - Electric Bill/Rate Components

March 19, 2018 - FCC Updates National Broadband Map

March 15, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, February  2017 Through January 2018

March 15, 2018 - Superior Court Upholds PURA Finding that Liberty Power Illegally Back-billed Customers

March 12, 2018 - Connecticut Senate Panel Hears Net Neutrality Bill - Communications Daily

February 20, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Testifies Before Congressional Committee on Broadband Infrastructure and Closing the Digital Divide

February 20, 2018 - OCC Presents Perspectives on Energy Issues at Legislature

February 6, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, January 2017 Through December 2017

January 16, 2018 - Impacts of Energy Efficiency Fund Raid Being Felt Throughout Connecticut

January 12, 2018 - OCC Argues for Connecticut Utility Pole Database and Streamlined Pole Infrastructure Procedures in Recent Brief

January 12, 2018 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Announces

Settlement Agreement Substantially Reducing Eversource Energy's Requested Rate Increase - OCC Press Release

January 9, 2018 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, December 2016 Through November 2017

December 20, 2017 - OCC Job Opening: Staff Attorney 2

December 20, 2017 - OCC Job Opening: Accounts Examiner

December 18, 2017 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz, Senator Beth Bye Call Federal Decision Overturning Net Neutrality "Anti-Consumer," Seek for State Action to Combat Decision

December 5, 2017 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, October 2016 Through September 2017

December 4, 2017 - Legislators Applaud Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz's Selection of Attorney Bill Kowalski As First Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate - OCC Press Release

December 1, 2017 - ***PRESS ADVISORY***  - *** CMEEC Consumer Advocate Announcement***

November 15, 2017 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Recognizes National Utility Scam Awareness Day  - OCC Press Release

November 14, 2017 - Price of Electricity On the Move Again For the First Half of 2018

November 9, 2017 - Legislators, Advocates Applaud Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz's Selection of Attorney David Silverstone As First Independent Consumer Advocate for Metropolitan District - OCC Press Release

November 8, 2017 - ***PRESS ADVISORY***  - ***MDC Consumer Advocate Announcement***

October 31, 2017 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, September 2016 Through August 2017

October 31, 2017 - Eversource Energy to File for Rate Increase

October 30, 2017 - OCC's Taren O'Connor, Chair of the Energy Efficiency Board, was present at the opening of the state's 9th E-House at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown

October 26, 2017 - l llinois Commerce Commission Strengthens Rules for Retail Electric Marketplace

October 25, 2017 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Outlines Energy Bill Impacts of Proposed Energy Efficiency Fund Raids as Legislature Considers State Budget - OCC Press Release

October 18 2017 - Remarks of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Before CT Statewide Energy Assistance Conference October 11, 2017

October 17, 2017 - OCC Will Participate in PURA Investigation into Gas Scheduling Practices in Response to Environmental Defense Fund Report  - OCC Press Release

October 4, 2017 -  OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, August 2016 Through July 2017

September 29, 2017 - CT Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative Job Posting - Municipal Electric Consumer Advocate

September 25, 2017 - Metropolitan District Commission Job Posting - Independent Consumer Advocate

September 22, 2017 - OCC Takes Part in 2017 Women's Energy Summit

September 15, 2017 - Remarks of Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz on Draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy

September 14, 2017 - Settlement Reached in Southern Connecticut Gas Company Rate Case

September 11, 2017 - Consumer Liaison Group Event Focuses On Electric Transmission Competition And Accessing Renewable Energy  

September 11, 2017 -During the 16th anniversary year of 9/11, Governor Malloy has a decision to opt/in or opt/out of FirstNet

September 7, 2017 - The Connecticut Healthcare Data Collaborative (CHDC) will jumpstart affordable broadband internet access across the state by expanding healthcare data mining, a major component of Connecticut's economic future

August 28, 2017 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, July 2016 Through June 2017

August 17, 2017 - AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz: PURA Approves $5M Settlement with Electric Supplier Palmco

August 1, 2017 - Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz & 35 Attorneys General & State Consumer Advocates Oppose Elimination of Critical Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs 

July 17, 2017 - Editorial: Hartford's Homework Gap

July 14, 2017 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, June 2016 Through May 2017

July 12, 2017 - Southern Connecticut Gas Company files First Rate Case since 2009

July 12, 2017 - Eversource Energy Reaches Deal to Acquire Aquarion Water Company

June 19, 2017 - Why Raiding Connecticut's Energy Efficiency Fund is a Bad Idea

June 13, 2017 - OCC Fact Sheet: Electric Supplier Market, May 2016 Through April 2017

June 6, 2017-

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May 24, 2017 -  “Facilitating Municipal Broadband Deployment on a Shoestring?”
OCC free webinar live on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 2-3pm.  Register here.