United Illuminating releases storm costs

United Illuminating says Hurricane Sandy cost the company nearly $40 million and it's hoping customers will cover that expense. U.I. announced that it plans to

NEW HAVEN - United Illuminating says Hurricane Sandy cost the company nearly $40 million and it's hoping customers will cover that expense.

U.I. announced that it plans to ask state regulators for permission to recover its losses from ratepayers.

Officials say about 40 percent of the money was used to replace damaged power poles and equipment along the shoreline.

The rest was spent on overtime and fuel for trucks.

CL&P has not yet announced an estimate of its storm costs.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Authorities say Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been found 1 Missing Bridgeport girl found safe, suspect captured
Shirley Annita Chisholm was the African-American Congresswoman from 2 Black History Month: Shirley Anita Chisholm
Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26 3 Weekend Travel Advisory, 2/24 to 2/26
4 Connecticut Sportscast, Feb. 24
Police say the Amber Alert issued in several 5 Bridgeport police tout effectiveness of Amber Alert

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE