If you are having trouble paying your utility bill, ask your utility if you are eligible for hardship status. If you are not eligible for hardship status, ask about enrolling in a COVID-19 payment plan. Effective March 18, 2020, PURA is no longer requiring paper copies of documents filed electronically through the web filing system. To All PURA Filers: PURA is scheduled to launch its new electronic filing system on Friday, May 14, 2021. In preparation for the launch, narrated tutorials and other information has been posted on PURA's "Announcement of New Case Management System" page. FILING MORATORIUM, Friday, May 7 - Thursday, May 13: PURA’s current web-filing system will be unavailable after close of business Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m. The new electronic filing system will go live Friday, May 14 at 8 a.m. No filings will be accepted and no documents will be posted by PURA during this transition period. Any compliance filings due during this period may be filed on Friday, May 14 and will be deemed timely filed.  (Announcement of New Case Management System)

Press Releases

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04/08/2020

PURA Awards $7MM in PEGPETIA in Grants

Recipients includes Schools and Public Access Studios

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today issued a Final Decision in its proceeding regarding the funding of the Public Educational and Governmental Programming and Educational Technology Investment Account (PEGPETIA), taking action to award $7 million in grants to 96 recipients.

The PEGPETIA program was initially established by Public Act 07-253 to promote and improve public, educational, and governmental programming in Connecticut, as well as to fund education and technology initiatives. In 2019, seven million dollars was transferred from the state’s General Fund into the PEGPETIA as a result of a legislative directive under Section 370 of Public Act 19-117. In October, PURA announced several modifications to the grant eligibility requirements and criteria in order to better assign these much sought-after dollars. PURA subsequently publicized that it was accepting applications for the funding beginning November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

PURA received a total of 101 applications for PEGPETIA funds. The total amount requested from all applicants totaled $11,523,708.19, and grant requests ranged from a low of $16,655.36 to a high of $521,269.

After careful consideration of grant eligibility requirements and application guidelines, PURA awarded a total of $6,999,437.68 in PEGPETIA funds to 96 qualified applicants. PURA recognizes the great need for these funds in our communities, and applauds the enthusiastic participants in this space.

“We are immensely hopeful that with these grants will come improvements and enrichments to the state’s public, educational and governmental programming and education technology initiatives,” said Marissa P. Gillett, PURA chairman. “PURA recognizes that given the public health emergency, these funds are needed more than ever, and we have included some flexibility in our awards for the recipients to expend the dollars on enhancements that would support remote work and learning.”



Contact

Taren O'Connor
Director of Legislation, Regulation and Communications
860-827-2689
taren.oconnor@ct.gov