(a) For purposes of this section, “regional council of governments” has the same meaning as “council” in section 4-124i, and “electric distribution company” has the same meaning as provided in section 16-1.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-243z

  • distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC

(b) Upon the request of the geographic information systems or geospatial information systems analyst or coordinator, or any equivalent official, of any municipality or regional council of governments, an electric distribution company shall provide to such analyst, coordinator or official any geographic information systems or geospatial information systems data for such electric distribution company’s service area identifying utility pole data for poles owned or jointly owned by such company in such municipality or the area served by such regional council of governments. Such data shall include pole ownership, identification number, XY coordinate location, pole height, pole classification and wattage size of street lights or post lights.

(c) Upon the request of a municipality for public safety reasons during an emergency, an electric distribution company may provide to such municipality the location of electric service accounts that are coded by such company as medical hardship accounts within such municipality.

(d) Prior to receipt of data from an electric distribution company under this section, a municipality or regional council of governments shall demonstrate to such company that it has implemented appropriate procedures to protect the confidentiality of the information. Any data provided by such company to a municipality or regional council of governments pursuant to this section shall be used by such entity for internal use only, and shall not be publicly disclosed by the municipality or regional council of governments or be subject to any public disclosure requirement without the prior consent of the electric distribution company and shall be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200.