2009 Energy and Utility Act Summary

October 19, 2009 Advisory

In 2009, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted a variety of measures affecting the utility industry and energy sector. The session included amendments to utility service termination and meter access requirements, provision for a code of conduct for transactions between natural gas distribution companies and their affiliates, and changes affecting water system construction, expansion and supply plans, among other technical amendments. The following is a summary of the 2009 Connecticut Public Acts we believe are likely to be of interest to those involved with public utilities, energy and other regulated industries.
Public Acts
An Act Concerning Deficiency Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009, Funding for Employment and Training Initiatives and Cancellation of Debt Income
Public Act No. 09-2
(June 19 Special Session)
Section 3 of this Act, effective July 1, 2009, requires that the unexpended balance of funds appropriated in fiscal year 2008 to the Office of Policy and Management ("OPM") for the purpose of expanding Operation Fuel, Incorporated, will not lapse and will continue to be available for this purpose during fiscal year 2010.
Sections 1, 2 and 4-6 contain provisions outside of the scope of this summary.