U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is asking Connecticut regulators to force a breakup of the utility conglomerate Eversource, testifying Monday that the company has failed in its primary mission as a public service company delivering electricity reliably and affordably in Connecticut.
Eversource customers were clobbered with high bills after hot days in June and July that had many cranking up air conditioning. The bills also reflected an increase for electricity purchased from the Millstone Power Station nuclear plant in eastern Connecticut operated by Dominion Energy. Gov. Ned Lamont mediated the new purchase agreement months after taking office in 2019.