A Connecticut Light & Power employee works to restore power in the north end of Hartford after the October 2011 storm. (Richard Messina)
Attorney General George Jepsen and Connecticut Light & Power have reached a $2.5 million settlement over claims that the power company “impaired and impeded” regulators during an investigation into its response to a major snowstorm in October 2011.
The power utility has agreed to donate the funds to Operation Fuel Inc., a Connecticut energy assistance nonprofit, according to regulatory filings. “With this donation, the Attorney General considers this matter fully and adequately resolved,” Jepsen said in a motion to regulators.
The motion to close the investigation still needs approval from the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.