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Ridgefield State Rep. calls for action to break up Eversource

Ridgefield State Representative John Frey called on his colleagues to break up Eversource.  He believes the state’s biggest utility has grown too big to effectively manage large scale response and restoration efforts.  Frey says Eversource has failed to communicate properly with local officials, keeping municipal public works crews sidelined too long while the company scrambled, and failed, to get inspection and restoration teams deployed in an orderly fashion.  A 2011 report from the Office of Legislative Research tackled the topic of splitting up the territory of the former Connecticut Light & Power, reporting that a service territory break-up and transfer, though possible, would require “extensive” legislation.  DEEP would ensure that the utilities that took over from CL&P were technically managerially, and financially qualified to provide the services, CL&P would be compensated for its investments that were not covered by the price paid by the successor utilities; and- to coordinate the successor utilities to ensure reliable service.

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