$2.5M Settlement To Resolve Investigation Into CL&P

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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.

Read more of Brian Dowling’s story at Courant.com

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