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LISTEN: Public Versus Private: How Should Connecticut Utilities Work?

Aug 11, 2020

With some in Connecticut just getting their power back one week after Tropical Storm Isaias, a lot of families have wondered aloud whether some other company could do a better job than Eversource and United Illuminating. One man who emphatically answers yes is Joe Courtney, the U.S. representative for Connecticut’s 2nd District. 

He spoke on Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered with host John Henry Smith about the smaller utilities in his district, which performed much better in the week since Isaias. He also talked about why he doesn’t believe the two big electricity providers when they say they couldn’t have staffed their line-worker ranks adequately before Isaias hit.

Hear the interview below: