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Lamont Asks Regulators To Leave Utility Shut-Off Moratorium In Place

Gov. Ned Lamont is urging public utility regulators to reject a motion that would resume utility disconnections for customers struggling to pay their bills. The motion was filed by Eversource and United Illuminating. It would put an end to a shutoff moratorium that gave relief to customers during the COVID pandemic. Lamont along with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it’s too early to resume shut-offs. The state is also asking the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to consider extending repayment terms past 24-months for the COVID repayment plan.

Camila Vallejo is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms. She is a bilingual reporter based out of Fairfield County and welcomes all story ideas at cvallejo@ctpublic.org.
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