The Shut-off Moratorium in effect for residential customers ends on Thursday, October 1, 2020, for non-hardship customers, and on October 31, 2020, for financial hardship customers.  For more information contact your utility or Consumer Affairs. PURA COVID actions. Effective March 18, 2020, PURA is no longer requiring paper copies of documents filed electronically through the Web Filing System.   Electronic Filing

About Us

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state’s cable television companies.  In the industries that are still wholly regulated, PURA balances the public’s right to safe, adequate and reliable utility service at reasonable rates with the provider’s right to a reasonable return on its investment. PURA also keeps watch over competitive utility services to promote equity among the competitors while customers reap the price and quality benefits of competition and are protected from unfair business practices.

Marissa Paslick Gillett
Chairman

John W. Betkoski III
Vice-Chairman

Michael Caron
Commissioner

PURA replaces the former Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) and along with the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, is part of the Energy Branch of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).  DEEP was created in July 2011 and brings together the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) and an energy policy group that had been based at the Office of Policy and Management.

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