WILTON, Conn. Wiltons First Selectman Bill Brennan joined regional town leaders in criticizing Connecticut Light & Power's handling of power outages during the Halloween snowstorm.
In a statement to Connecticut's Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Brennan said occasional severe storms are not uncommon in Connecticut and the power company should be aware that they do occur and be better prepared to mobilize after them.
CL&Ps poor performance does not justify an intended rate increase until CL&P has conclusively demonstrated improved operating performance and reliability, Brennan said in a statement.
Brennan was joined in the statement by Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Redding First Selectman Natalie Ketcham and Newton Selectman Will Rodgers. About 78,000 customers in the four towns lost power.
CL&P has a responsibility to its customers to be better prepared to deal more effectively with these events by having more repair crews available to respond as soon as the storm ends, Brennan said.
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