Cross Sound Cable to cost Connecticut $36 million a year

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says operation of the Cross Sound Cable out of New Haven will cost Connecticut consumers $36 million a year in higher electric rates. That's the conclusion of a six-month study done by Blumenthal's staff and released Tuesday.The study was ordered to help the state convince the federal Department of Energy to keep the cable dormant. But since then, power was brought on line to bring relief to Long Island following last month's massive blackout.Blumenthal is forwarding the study to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. He says if Abraham does not rescind the emergency order activating the cable, he will take the issue to court.

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